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General Motors' connectivity service OnStar launches in Bahrain

Building on its regional expansion, General Motors (GM) has launched its pioneering in-vehicle technology OnStar Connected Services, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The arrival of OnStar offers Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac drivers in-vehicle convenience and connectivity, alongside heightened safety and security services, offering a seamless drive experience.As the nation actively diversifies its digital infrastructure, its journey to date is indicative of the region’s efforts to encourage local innovation and technology-backed industry solutions. Its digital transformation ambitions form the cornerstone of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, a comprehensive development plan aimed at growing the economy and ensuring sustainable growth. The launch of OnStar within the Kingdom of Bahrain brings enhanced connectivity to the mobility sector, further realizing this vision.“Introducing OnStar to the Kingdom of Bahrain is the next step in our efforts to elevate connectivity, safety and an elevated driving experiences in the region. Following the recent launch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alongside Kuwait and the UAE, we are continuing to expand the Middle East’s access to connected mobility, in line with our vision for a world of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. Through this launch, we are keen to play a role in achieving the nation’s Vision 2030, alongside our journey towards bringing everybody into the next generation of mobility.” said Luis De La Cruz, Managing Director for OnStar at General Motors Africa and Middle East.The roll out of OnStar Connected Services in the Kingdom of Bahrain within enabled GM vehicles1 is a result of collaborative efforts between STC and various government entities in the Kingdom. This approach underscores the importance of a cohesive strategy when driving change in mobility.  Hesham Mustafa, Chief Business officer, STC Bahrain, commented “as of one of the leading digital enablers, STC Bahrain is at the forefront of driving the Kingdom's digital transformation journey. Our cutting-edge technology innovations are not only customizable to meet specific business requirements but are also sustainable, aligning seamlessly with our commitment to environmental responsibility. Achieving a significant milestone in the mobility sector is a testament to our dedication to making digitalization more accessible, diverse, and integrated into our clients' business operations.”Through its Connect and Protect plans, Members can access features on OnStar enabled vehicles[1]. Owners of OnStar equipped Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain can activate Connected Services[2] by pressing the OnStar Blue Button in their vehicles or reaching out to our dealer partner, National Motor Company. GM owners can unlock and enjoy free Standard Connectivity for 10 years[3] with benefits like Diagnostic Alerts, Monthly Diagnostic Reports, Dealer Maintenance notifications[4], Smart Driver[5] and Vehicle Software Updates Over-the-air (as applicable).For a suite of convenient user services such as remote commands, vehicle status checks, on demand diagnostics, connected navigation, destination download as well as 24/7 support from specially trained OnStar Advisors[6] - drivers can opt for the ‘Connect’ plan. The regional contact center ensures Advisor availability around the clock, offering support in both English and Arabic.Alternatively, OnStar’s ‘Protect’ plan offers proactive peace of mind, as drivers can rest assured that their safety and security remains GM’s fundamental priority. The plan offers access to Automatic Crash Response, where OnStar can work with relevant authorities in the event of an emergency, even if the driver is unable to call for help. Elevating this service further, OnStar supports with detecting accidents as well as identifying and retrieving stolen vehicles and misplaced keys.GM owners can benefit from the innovative services that personalize and maximize their ownership experience by subscribing for as low as 9.9BHD per month for the Connect Plan or Protect Plan, else opting for the bundle offering at BHD 14.99. The user-friendly mobile app7 across the brands help control a vehicle from anywhere and activate connection at will. Once activated, Members can enjoy a free trial period of up to three months.Aligned with its ‘Better Never Stops’ mentality, OnStar will continue to grow its connectivity, entertainment and safety service portfolio, enhancing Member experiences as they engage with the subscription services.Applies only to vehicles equipped with Chevrolet, GMC, or Cadillac infotainment systems. Does not apply to Vehicles with Google Built-In.OnStar plans and Wi-Fi data plans not available in all countries. See onstararabia.com for equipped vehicles, service availability and system limitations.Requires OnStar equipped and activated vehicle. OnStar plans not available in all countries. Standard Connect does not include emergency or security services.Your vehicle will notify your preferred dealer when it’s time for a service.Requires OnStar equipped vehicle from MY21 or newer and an active OnStar plan or trial.Calls may be monitored or recorded for various Lawful Purposes, please view our Privacy Statement. OnStar Middle East Advisors are not trained medics.myChevrolet, myGMC and myCadillac apps are available on select Apple and Android devices. Service availability, features and functionality vary by vehicle, device and the plan you are enrolled in. User terms and limitations apply. Device data connection required. See onstararabia.com for details.
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General Motors’ OnStar launches in Saudi Arabia

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide leading connectivity, safety and entertainment solutions to its customers, General Motors (GM) has launched its pioneering in-vehicle technology, OnStar Connected Services, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. OnStar sets a new benchmark with the widest range of convenience and connectivity across Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. OnStar also offers elevated safety and security services, allowing for a suite of innovative offerings to GM customers.Saudi Arabia is championing widespread digitalization, aligned with its Vision 2030 to drive modernization, underpinned by innovative technology, while also making significant progress in addressing its traffic safety development through legislative and policy changes. The launch aligns with the nation’s efforts to improve its digital landscape by feeding into enhanced connectivity within mobility as an ongoing focus.“Launching OnStar in the Kingdom is a milestone in General Motors’ journey towards a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. We are honored to contribute to Saudi Arabia’s future as it progresses towards its Vision 2030. OnStar Connected Services debut across the Kingdom lays a cornerstone for General Motors’ journey towards its vision of an Electric, Connected and Autonomous future. We envision a fully connected future, which the launch of OnStar actively contributes to.” said Luis De La Cruz, Managing Director for OnStar at General Motors Africa and Middle East.OnStar is leading the way with the connected car. Through its Connect and Protect plans, Members can access features on OnStar enabled Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. OnStar’s ‘Connect’ plan include user friendly functions to elevate the driving experience such as remote commands, vehicle status checks, on demand diagnostics, connected navigation, destination download as well as 24/7 support from specially trained OnStar Advisors.In addition to this, OnStar’s ‘Protect’ plan ensures the safety and security of drivers remains a fundamental priority. For example, through services such as Automatic Crash Response, OnStar can assist in the event of an emergency, even if the driver can’t ask for help themselves. In addition, OnStar supports with detecting accidents, vehicles being stolen and even misplaced keys, striving to be there for drivers in such instances for added peace of mind.The launch of OnStar Connected Services in Saudi Arabia is thanks to collaborative efforts with the CST and stc - a testament to the invaluable collaboration to advance solutions that add value and convenience to consumers and road users.Raed Alfayez, Deputy Governor for IT & ET Sector at Communications, Space and Technology Commission in Saudi Arabia commented, "As per CST’s mandate to regulate the technology sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Internet of Thing (IoT) is one of many pivotal technologies that CST pays a close attention to in order to ensure an innovation and attractive landscape for all players involved. The connected vehicles services is one of the most important IoT use cases that is going to positively impact the people’s quality of life. CST is proactively working with a broad range of private sector stakeholders, such as OnStar, to promote the emerging technologies-based products and solutions in all sectors including the transportation and logistics sector. CST looks forward to continuing working closely with the connected vehicles providers to provide the best services in Saudi Arabia as well as in the region”.Saud A. Alsheraihi, vice president of products and solutions in enterprise, at the Saudi Telecommunication Company commented, “At stc Group, we strive to drive best in-class communication services in collaboration with our partners, providing comprehensive solutions by leveraging stc’s leading network and digital channels. The OnStar partnership marks the evolution of Connected Car services in Saudi Arabia. Our offering, in conjunction with GM's OnStar services, will advance customer-centric vehicle connectivity. Working with GM not only enhances stc’s growth strategy but also strengthens our efforts to expand our digital infrastructure, in line with the national vision.”Owners of OnStar equipped Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles can activate OnStar Connected Services by pressing the OnStar Blue Button in their vehicles to access services in the Kingdom or reach out to their dealership.GM owners can unlock and enjoy free Standard Connectivity for 10 years with benefits like Diagnostic Alerts, Monthly Diagnostic Reports, Dealer Maintenance notifications, Smart Driver and Vehicle Software Updates Over-the-air (as applicable). GM owners can also benefit and enjoy the innovative services that personalize and maximize their ownership experience by subscribing for as low as 109 SAR per month for the Connect Plan or Protect Plan, else opt for the bundle offering at SAR 165. Designed for the way you live and drive, the mobile apps? helps you control your vehicle from anywhere and turn it into a connected marvel. Once activated, Members can enjoy a free trial period of up to two months of the bundle plan.With a regional based contact center, customers can be assured that an OnStar Advisor? is available 24/7 at the push of a button, able to converse in English and Arabic, and be there to assist Members. OnStar will continue to develop its connectivity, entertainment and safety offerings, enhancing Member experiences as they engage with the subscription services.
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General Motors hosts gaming tournament driven by in-vehicle Wi-Fi

OnStar, General Motor’s pioneering connectivity and safety technology, hosted the region’s first gaming tournament, driven entirely by in-vehicle Wi-Fi in the UAE.Bringing together 10 of the Arab world’s top gamers, the travelling gaming tournament took place out of the backseat of Chevrolet and GMC connected vehicles. Spanning a total of 12 hours and covering 450 km of the UAE’s roads, all the way from the Liwa desert to Ras Al Khaimah via Dubai, the tournament saw a grueling series of head-to-head contests take place, across a lineup of some of the most popular games globally. Gameplay can be followed through a captivating video series of episodes, launched on the dedicated tournament webpage.The unique gaming tournament driven by OnStar’s connectivity enabled by etisalat by e& was designed to highlight the seamless connectivity of automotive technology through the lens of popular gaming culture. The gaming industry in the UAE has experienced a significant surge in recent years, establishing the nation as a thriving hub for gamers and game developers. Likewise, the appetite for in-vehicle Wi-Fi in the UAE has grown. In fact, the automotive connectivity market is currently valued at USD 33.42 Billion, projected to reach USD 190.29 Billion by 2033. By seamlessly blending the thrill of the gaming world with reliable and fast in-vehicle Wi-Fi, OnStar was able to show the power of advanced vehicle connectivity and communication technology through uninterrupted online gameplay.Commenting on the move, Shereen Harris, Head of Marketing & Subscriptions, OnStar Middle East, said: "Infotainment is one of the fastest growing aspects of the automotive industry, enabled by seamless connectivity and rich data flows. Whilst modern vehicles can already connect navigation and infotainment systems, a fully connected car can provide both convenience and elevated user experiences for its passengers, turning vehicles into agents of personal time, and really bringing to life the sense of living with a smartphone on wheels. Through Highway Hero, we are delighted to exemplify this and bring gaming enthusiasts together in a way never imagined before by the connectivity, convenience and safety of connected vehicles”.Esam Mahmoud, Senior Vice President - Small & Medium Business, etisalat by e& said: “We're delighted to have partnered with OnStar for the Highway Hero gaming tournament, providing a platform to demonstrate our expertise in seamless automotive connectivity. Leveraging our proficiency in mobility IoT and connected car solutions, we're transforming the automotive sector with advanced communication capabilities. This collaboration aligns with our commitment to shaping the future of technology and mobility while also driving the UAE’s connected ecosystem, which includes autonomous transportation.”