Why General Motors Wants Wi-Fi in Your Car

The Chevy Sonic was the first car to have Apple's famous virtual assistant, Siri, incorporated into its on-board systems. Photo credit: General Motors.

More and more, high-tech features are an important part of selling cars. But few automakers have gone as all-in as General Motors  (NYSE: GM  ) , which was the first to offer Apple's  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) Siri in its cars -- and which will have a 4G data connection built in to nearly all of its 2015 models here in the United States.

Buyers won't be obligated to pay for those data connections, which will be provided by AT&T  (NYSE: T  ) . But GM CEO Dan Akerson hopes you'll find the service irresistible -- because as Fool contributor John Rosevear explains in this short video, Akerson has big plans for GM's connected cars.

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  • Report this Comment On November 20, 2013, at 9:08 AM, oadair wrote:

    Good info, and optinions, but geesh, man... take a breath! You talk like you are in a race!

  • Report this Comment On November 20, 2013, at 8:44 PM, lovepeace wrote:

    Why do I suddenly envision young people living out of their cars.

  • Report this Comment On November 21, 2013, at 12:51 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    No Transcript. If you did this routinely JR, you might not feel obliged to rush your speech (just judging by oadair comment, as always I refuse to watch videos with no transcript)

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