With subzero temperatures and almost constant snow accumulation, this winter has been rough on everyone – and our cars. The Polar Vortex made January a particularly tough month for car owners nationwide. According to a recent press release from General Motors, though, Chevy Cruze drivers with OnStar’s RemoteLink app were able to beat the cold by checking their vehicle’s diagnostics, and even warming up the car’s interior, remotely from their smartphone. The press release also states that in January the innovative smartphone application was utilized by Chevy Cruze drivers more than owners of any other GM vehicle.
In a constantly evolving digital landscape, the editors of Up To Speed find it refreshing to see applications that have nothing to do with cats, pictures of food, or bird-themed videogames. We find it especially refreshing to see more auto manufacturers integrating apps with their products that can help maintain integrity, functionality, and safety. Our cars may not fly yet, but they’re definitely becoming smarter. Continue reading