Rollout begins in ’14 with AT&T in North America
Customers can use connected services without a smartphone
Eaton Corporation said its fuel-saving supercharger will debut in China on selected new engines on three vehicle models from the country’s leading independent automaker, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd., the Chery 1.6S Tiggo, 1.3S A3, and Riich 1.3S G3. This Eaton supercharger application will be the first on a Chinese-produced vehicle.
Sales of automotive telematics systems in Western Europe are set to rise by a factor of five during the period from 2008 to 2016 as carmakers offer more telematics-equipped models in the region, according to iSuppli Corp. Western European telematics sales are expected to reach 24.8 million systems by 2016, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.5% from 4.9 million systems in 2008.
Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd., a joint venture between General Motors Company, SAIC Group and Shanghai General Motors (SGM), said that OnStar services will be activated and fully operational in China in December 2009.