General Motors is reported to be working together with OnStar to develop an app which is able to unlock, lock or open car doors remotely. The two companies have been working together since 1990s as OnStar system is installed in GM cars. OnStar provides telematic services for General Motors in the case if there is an emergency.
This step is seen as General Motors’ way to break away from conventional way of doing certain things and moving towards using new technologies to do things in a more convenient way. With Tesla, BMW, Uber, Apple and Google which all competing to come up with a better technology for its automobile, GM might need to take steps to ensure that they do not get left behind.
Starting from next year, GM will be adding a fleet of driverless hybrid Chevrolet Volts which is able to drive autonomously to Michigan engineering campus. It will be initially released to be used for the employees to hitch a ride in. On top of that, the company is also planning to launch a new car-sharing partnership with The Ritz Plaza luxury apartments in New York. A shared Chevrolet SUVs will be available to be shared at any given time to take passengers to their destination. In this way, it is also helping the company to expose its product and services to wider audience.
With new technologies invented, some problems such as accidentally locked out from your car, it may be a problem in the pass which can be easily solved with new technology.