In the next six months, General Motors’(s gm) first 4G cars will start rolling off dealer lots, but on Tuesday GM treated me to a sneak peak at what its newly revamped MyLink infotainment system and OnStar connectivity platform will look like.
First off, GM has come a long way from the point where its connected cars only sported one third-party application, Pandora(s p). Starting with model year 2015 Chevys and then moving to Cadillacs and GMCs, the automaker is completely overhauling its approach to the connected car. Instead of depending on the driver’s smartphone to both provide the data link and run apps, it’s moving everything into the dash, inviting developers to design apps within an HTML5 framework and connect to AT&T’s LTE network through embedded radios.
A budding app library
The most obvious result of that effort is an app store built directly into the dash…
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