Telefonica, GM sign Mexican connected car deal

General Motors (GM) Mexico – through its subsidiary OnStar- announced that it has selected Telefónica as 4G LTE provider for 2018 models of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.

“The vehicle will be a mobile hot spot for up to 7 devices,” said Jorge Plata, CEO of OnStar Mexico. “Making this vision a reality begins with fast, reliable connectivity within the vehicle. Through this 4G LTE connection we have the opportunity to reinvent the mobile experience inside a vehicle.”

Models equipped with OnStar will allow its drivers and passengers to connect the equipment with a range of up to 15 meters, without having to be in the car.

“We are very proud to join OnStar Mexico with this key solution and service for their business,” said Carlos Morales Paulín, President and CEO of Telefónica México.