20 Jul '11, 6pm

GM Upgrades OnStar to Power First Real-World, Smart Grid EV Pilot

GM Upgrades OnStar to Power First Real-World, Smart Grid EV Pilot

Hard to believe that OnStar -- GM's in-car mobile data service -- celebrates its Sweet 16 this year. Back in 1995, when the service was launched for GM's luxury line, pundits griped it was just a superfluous add-on. This was back in the cell phone Stone Age when they were still a luxury, analog and kinda huge. Few predicted then that telematics would mushroom in importance over the next decade. These days six million subscribers pay for OnStar's emergency assistance, remote diagnostics, mapping, entertainment and more. To that long list, add one more trick OnStar is helping GM to pull off: offering a short-cut to connect electric vehicles (EVs) to the smart grid. GM yesterday announced the launch of a pilot program that can let utilities and customers skip the need to install physical smart grid points to manage recharging of their EVs. The new OnStar service will act as a...

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