General Motors says that its OnStar system will be available for use in Mexico next year, marking the fourth market to offer the innovative safety connectivity.
GM will offer a specially-tailored version of OnStar in Mexico that will include its safety alerts and police-aiding stolen vehicle tracking, as well as convenience features like remote door unlocking and vehicle diagnostics. OnStar will also offer turn-by-turn navigation displayed through either the instrument cluster or radio display, depending on the vehicle.
GM launched OnStar in the United States and it also offers the system in Canada and China. The automaker has not stated what vehicles will be offered with the service in Mexico and it is keeping its lips sealed about pricing until next year.
Hiring in Texas
Meanwhile, GM is adding 500 information technology jobs in Austin, Texas, a job market long associated with the cutting edge tech industry.
GM says that Austin will be the first of several so-called IT Innovation Centers in the U.S. which it plans to use for various functions related to vehicle software and development and and business processes.
The hirings will boost GM's employment in Texas to around 5,000, including an assembly plant in Arlington between Dallas and Fort Worth.