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Clarion, Car Makers Sued

Clarion, Car Makers Sued

Amy Gilroy July 29, 2014 4

Ford and General Motors have been sued for their use of Clarion and Denso digital audio hard drives, by a group representing musicians. The group called the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC)

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Remote Start From a Watch Coming Soon

Remote Start From a Watch Coming Soon

Amy Gilroy July 16, 2014 Comments Off

The ability to remote start cars from a smartwatch will be available by the end of the year from General Motors. And Hyundai is planning to let you remote start a car from Google

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GM Heavily Promoting WiFi

GM Heavily Promoting WiFi

Amy Gilroy July 7, 2014 1

General Motor’s OnStar is pushing WiFi in the car so aggressively, it seems to be treating WiFi as its answer to Ford’s Sync, says The Wall Street Journal in not so many words. GM

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PAC Intros New Interface Kit for GM

PAC Intros New Interface Kit for GM

Amy Gilroy January 27, 2014 Comments Off

CLEARWATER, FL– Pacific Accessory Corporation (PAC)  introduced a new RadioPRO series interface kit, for GM cars. The RP3-GM11 kit, lets you replace the OEM radio but retain factory safety features.  It works with most 

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GM Asks Dealers to Set Up In-Store Connected Car Centers

GM Asks Dealers to Set Up In-Store Connected Car Centers

Amy Gilroy November 1, 2013 1

General Motors has asked its thousands of dealers to create in-store connected car centers that resemble Apple’s Genius bar. The idea is to create a place where customers can return after the sale to

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6 More Cars Get Siri Eyes Free

6 More Cars Get Siri Eyes Free

Amy Gilroy October 17, 2013 Comments Off

General Motors will add Siri Eyes Free integration to 6 more cars, joining the already Siri-equipped Chevy Sonic and Spark.  With Apple’s Siri voice assistant, users can verbally ask the car radio to place

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Kids Starting to Buy Cars Again Say Auto Makers

Kids Starting to Buy Cars Again Say Auto Makers

Amy Gilroy August 8, 2013 2

People under 34 are starting to buy cars again and the prevailing notion that they are too absorbed in Facebook to care about driving is false, said auto makers Tuesday. The problem has had

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Most GM Cars Will Offer 4G by 2015

Most GM Cars Will Offer 4G by 2015

Amy Gilroy June 14, 2013 Comments Off

In a speech Thursday, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said most GM cars by 2015 will include 4G Internet access and he called the car “the next major technology platform.” GM announced in February

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GM Makes Remote Start From Phone Standard

GM Makes Remote Start From Phone Standard

Amy Gilroy June 6, 2013 Comments Off

General Motor said it will make remote start and remote door lock/unlock from a smartphone a standard feature on many 2014 vehicles models for a five year free period. The service will be available

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Here’s What General Motors Thinks of Radio

Here’s What General Motors Thinks of Radio

William Damsky March 19, 2013 2

General Motors wants to reach young car buyers but the youth of today are not really interested in broadcast radio, nor even what’s in the dashboard, according to GM’s  Dr. Frankie James, Managing Director

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GM Adds 25 New Dealer Trainers for Car Tech

GM Adds 25 New Dealer Trainers for Car Tech

Lynn Shannon March 11, 2013 Comments Off

Chevrolet is adding 25  employees to its  General Motors Connected Customer Specialists, doubling the number of trainers it sends around the country to train car dealership employees in using the Chevy MyLink infotainment systems

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GM to put 4G in Many 2014 Cars

GM to put 4G in Many 2014 Cars

Amy Gilroy February 25, 2013 Comments Off

General Motors will start offering 4G LTE wireless service in calendar 2014 on many cars, trucks and cross over vehicles. The service will be provided through OnStar in conjunction with AT&T, and it will

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New PAC RadioPro Kit for GM

Lynn Shannon October 3, 2012 Comments Off

 Tampa Bay, FL  –  With the introduction of its RadioPro kits, Pacific Audio Corp. (PAC)  began combining its steering wheel interface kits with its radio replacement kits to form a single SKU.   The latest

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PAC Intro’s All-in-1 Radio Kit to Retain OnStar

Amy Gilroy September 26, 2012 Comments Off

It usually requires several car kits to retain OnStar when installing an aftermarket radio in some General Motors cars. So Pacific Accessory Corp. (PAC)  developed a kit that combines all the necessary modules in

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New OnStar Exec Is From Dell

William Damsky April 30, 2012 Comments Off

General Motors has appointed a new OnStar leader–Mary Chan, formerly of Dell. Chan’s new title at GM is VP of Global Connected Consumer, which is a new post.  She will oversee Onstar’s business operations

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Emerging Car Technology Tested by CR

Amy Gilroy February 22, 2012 2

A new car safety technology that could be an important future aftermarket car AV product has been tested by Consumer Reports, which gave it a thumbs up. The technology, in both aftermarket and OEM

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GM Shows Future Rear Seat Entertainment

Amy Gilroy January 20, 2012 1

In case you weren’t sufficiently impressed by the head up displays from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Pioneer and Kenwood at CES last week, GM is showing a “tablet like” display for the back seat windows. Kids

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Aftermarket Needed for Next Car Tech Wave

Amy Gilroy January 18, 2012 Comments Off

It turns out that the car stereo aftermarket will be in high demand as a way to deploy the next generation in car communications—vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications. At the CES show last week,

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GM Shows Portable Safety System

William Damsky October 19, 2011 Comments Off

General Motors is demonstrating this week a new portable vehicle-to-vehicle communication system that could be sold much like an aftermarket portable GPS system. And it could prevent 81 percent of crashes in the U.S.,

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OnStar Joins MESA Buying Group

Amy Gilroy July 8, 2011 Comments Off

The $100+ million car stereo buying/marketing group, MESA, can technically boast that General Motors is a partner. GM’s OnStar subsidiary has joined the group as a vendor partner, as OnStar prepares to launch its

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