General Motors has developed a new system which will help to predict breakdowns before they occur.

General Motors has developed a new system which will help to predict breakdowns before they occur.

The system leverages the OnStar 4G LTE to send vehicle data to OnStar servers. This information is then feed through algorithms which determine whether or not components need attention. When a problem is detected, the owner will be notified by email, text message, in-vehicle alerts or the OnStar RemoteLink smartphone app.

The service will be offered on select 2016 models including the Chevrolet Corvette, Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado and Silverado HD. It will initially be focused on the battery, starter and fuel pump but additional components are expected to be added in the future.

According to General Motors Senior Vice President of Global Connected Customer Experience, Alicia Boler-Davis, "Using our innovative OnStar 4G LTE connectivity platform, we can actively monitor vehicle component health and notify our customers if covered vehicle components need attention. Nobody else in the industry is offering this.”

 

GM vehicles to predict breakdowns before they occur