GM exec: OnStar offers head start on connectivity

GM’s OnStar system, which has jumped from 20 million users in 2013 to 65 million users, gives the company a jump over competitors in the connectivity market, says GM infotainment chief Phil Abram. GM has teamed with Apple and Android on in-car infotainment, but Abram says his team is focused on adding features that go beyond phone capabilities, such as OnStar’s new service that notifies driver of impending battery or engine problems.