GM Canada and TELUS are working together to connect GM’s next-generation vehicles to TELUS’ 5G network.
This represents the first time GM has selected a domestic communications company to provide connected-vehicle services for Canadian customers.
“Connectivity is already transforming the ownership experience for our drivers, and that trend will accelerate with our next-generation offerings,” said Scott Bell, president and managing director of GM Canada.
“As we move to 5G, GM will introduce a range of new convenience and entertainment features as well as new driver-assistance technologies on our journey to zero crashes and zero congestion. Working with TELUS, we can develop and foster much of that innovation right here in Canada.”
“Today’s announcement supports the longstanding relationship our TELUS and GM teams have fostered over the course of nearly 20 years,” said Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS.
- Improved roadway-centric coverage
- Faster music and video downloads with higher quality
- Faster, more reliable, and secure over-the-air software updates
- Faster navigation, mapping, and voice services
High-performance 4G-LTE and 5G
The first GM vehicles with built-in connectivity to TELUS’ high-performance 4G-LTE and 5G network are expected to be introduced with the 2025 model year.
As part of GM’s innovation and growth efforts, these network improvements will be foundational for the future of GM’s growing over-the-air update strategy.
With more advanced features, robust software, and faster download speeds, more data is accessible to provide a more convenient customer experience.
When launched, GM will provide access for its strategic partners to leverage TELUS’ 5G network, raising the bar for the interoperability and scale necessary to deliver future mobility services, such as e-commerce, smart city and vehicle-to-electric grid.
Since then, GM has expanded its portfolio of connected services to offer live traffic information, streaming entertainment services, and remote vehicle commands through mobile apps and connected home devices.