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OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App

The OnStar RemoteLink Mobile app will soon receive a much needed (demanded) update. The new interface and capabilities are modeled after years of customer feedback and streamlines access to information and application commands.

“The new version of the app is designed to be more intuitive for customers, with a simpler, cleaner design,” said Dan Kinney, director of User Experience, Global Connected Customer Experience at General Motors. “This new user experience should allow our customers to easily find and access all the features RemoteLink has to offer.”

About 1.3 million users regularly use the app and December 2014 set a record, marking nearly 7 million requests. Usage has only grown in 2015 with over 450,000 requests on several days in January.

OnStar RemoteLink is a General Motors development and is available on all makes (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac). In the second half of 2014, drivers could pinpoint their vehicle’s location on a map and it quickly became the third most-used feature.

“RemoteLink use has been steadily increasing over the past year, as our customers realize the advantages of a remote connection to their vehicle,” said Kinney. “Whether they’re warming their car up, cooling it down or checking vehicle information, the app has many practical uses.”

The app’s remote features include remote start/stop, locking and unlocking, and activating the horn and lights. The app is currently available on iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. While iOS and Android already have the update, Windows and Blackberry will see it in the coming weeks.

Connectivity Will Come Standard across the Entire 2015 Buick Lineup

Buick is preparing to introduce a ‘new’ kind of connectivity. The automaker has announced that each and every 2015 Buick model will come standard with Apple Siri Eyes Free and Text Message Alerts, and most 2015 Buick models will also come standard with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, powered by OnStar with 4G LTE. That’s right – your data draining family can stay connected while you can maintain safe communication with your phone.

“People have become accustomed to having their mobile devices with them wherever they go, and that includes their vehicle,” said Roger McCormack, Buick product director in a news release. “With standard technologies like Siri Eyes Free and Text Message Alerts, Buick provides drivers with a convenient and safe way to stay in touch while on the road.”

The text message alerts feature allows smartphone users with Bluetooth connectivity to listen to incoming text messages read aloud through the car’s speakers. Siri Eyes Free allows users to interact with their smartphones using voice commands. Ask Siri to call people, play music, compose text messages, get directions, check the score, and more.

The car’s IntelliLink user interface is designed to be user-friendly and highly customizable, so each user can create a system that best meets their needs. That, along with the available OnStar with 4G LTE means a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, providing a mobile hub for passengers and drivers to stay connected, even while on the go. 4G LTE will be available on the Buick LaCrosse, Verano, Regal, and Encore for the 2015 model year and will be available on the entire 2016 Buick lineup.

Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC, where the 2015 lineup is already rolling into our showroom!

New GMC Canyon Offers Ultimate Connectivity with OnStar 4G LTE Service

Sometimes good things come in small(er) packages. Such is the case for the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon. The mid-size pickup offers a host of features in its compact frame, but perhaps one of the most exciting is the available OnStar 4G LTE service with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.

Your truck really will be the hot spot as it provides Wi-Fi for up to seven devices in and around the vehicle.

Just imagine setting up camp on the beach and streaming Netflix on your computer for an outdoor movie night. Or maybe you’ll be gearing up for the start of football season as you plan for the tailgate party of the year complete with a little Madden NFL 15 action between you and your friends, even those playing from home.

“GMC customers appreciate excellence. When they do something, they do it well,” said Rich Latek, marketing director for GMC. “With a 4G LTE data connection and the ability to connect up to seven devices, including gaming systems, smartphones, and tablets, GMC owners will draw the envy of nearby tailgaters in stadium parking lots across America.”

OnStar’s 4G LTE service keeps customers connected in new ways, maximizing the potential of the all-new Canyon as it enters the compact truck segment.

For more details on prices and which other GMC models will offer the 4G LTE service, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Warsaw Buick GMC.

2015 Buick Models to Have Standard OnStar 4G LTE

Today, most people expect to stay connected while driving and one of the best ways to do this is with a high-tech system like OnStar 4G LTE. Starting with the2015 model year, many Buick models will have this system as standard equipment.

At the DENT Conference in Idaho earlier this month, Buick marketing vice president, Tony DiSalle confirmed that the 2015 Encore, Verano, Regal, and LaCrosse will have the new 4G tech.

“Today’s Buick lineup is full of technologies that help make our owners safer and more secure than they would be without them,” he said. “With the introduction of high-speed OnStar 4G LTE, Buick owners will be better connected as well.”

He also said the entire Buick lineup will have standard OnStar 4G LTE in the 2016 model year.

This technology will allow passengers to connect to wireless high-speed internet right in their Buick. The Wi-Fi hotspot will allow up to seven devices to connect.

Do you like to stay connected while out on the road?