General Motors is slowly pushing OnStar into the infotainment realm as it recognizes its telematics system needs to provide more than emergency services and navigation functionality to entice consumers. To that end, at CES this January OnStar is rolling out another connectivity concept employing 4G LTE broadband to bring even more media into the car.

Last year, GM outfitted a Buick LaCrosse with Verizon's high-speed data service, but the 2012 concept is based around the more tech-centric Chevrolet Volt. Among the services fitted to the Volt are cloud-based streaming media and information, a duo of tablets mounted on the backs of the front seats and the same video chat functionality we sampled last year.

Additionally, Cadillac will be showing off a more refined version of its CUE entertainment system in Sin City, and we'll have hands-on with both in a few week's time. Hit the jump for the official release.
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OnStar and Cadillac at 2012 Consumer Electronic Show
Two brands to highlight future of in-vehicle entertainment and connectivity


DETROIT – OnStar and Cadillac are showcasing their latest technologies at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 10-13 in Las Vegas.

The two brands will discuss several innovations during a press conference on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7p.m. in the Casanova ballroom (Room 505) at the Venetian Hotel and Casino.

Cadillac will demonstrate CUE, a comprehensive in-vehicle experience that merges intuitive design with auto industry-first controls and commands for information and entertainment data. Cadillac will also discuss the research methods behind the creation of CUE.

OnStar will unveil evolutionary research in the 4G LTE cloud connected vehicle space, reveal future expansions in the mobile application arena, and make announcements about OnStar FMV, its aftermarket rearview mirror that contains all of OnStar's key functions for older vehicles.

OnStar will also collaborate with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to focus on the in-vehicle experience related to streaming content sharing for all vehicle occupants. The prototype applications demonstrated in a Chevrolet Volt research vehicle include:
- Cloud-based streaming of entertainment and information content throughout the vehicle
- Rear seat infotainment management
- Video chat

Additionally, OnStar has built on its pioneering work with smart grid technology and home connectivity to develop in-vehicle applications centered on energy management:

- OnStar RemoteLink
- Real time Diagnostics and Eco Routing
- Home Energy Management