OnStar selects Telefonica to expand telematics to new markets

OnStar will use Madrid-based Telefónica Digital and Telefónica Multinational Solutions to provide mobile-to-mobile connectivity in support of its future expansion to markets outside of the United States, Canada and China.

OnStar will rely on Telefónica’s extensive international GSM mobile standard network and its M2M automotive expertise to offer key services such as Automatic Crash Notification, Emergency Services, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Diagnostics, Remote Mobile connectivity and more.

OnStar’s connected mobility solutions are enabled by its Advanced Telematics Operating Management System. ATOMS is the most-powerful automotive cloud platform in the market today – connecting to more than 6 million OnStar customers globally.

The initial agreement, the length of which was undisclosed, focuses on offering current OnStar services. The agreement has the potential over time to include the development and creation of future offerings between the two companies.

Source: General Motors.

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