Chevrolet is always working to create vehicles that offer the latest in connectivity and convenience technologies. The American automaker recently partnered with Amazon to take convenience to even greater heights. Chevrolet drivers can now have packages delivered directly to their vehicle thanks to the Amazon Key App.
Direct Package Delivery
Thanks to the new Amazon-General Motors partnership, more than seven million drivers of 2015 model year and newer vehicles can have their packages delivered directly to their car. The convenience is free to Amazon Prime members with an OnStar® account.
“This is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience,” said Alan Batey, President of General Motors North America.
Setting up deliveries with the Amazon Key App is a breeze. Owners simply need to link their Amazon and OnStar® accounts. After that, Amazon customers can shop online and select “In-Car” delivery when they’re ready to checkout.
It’s a Breeze
The Amazon Key App doesn’t require an extra data plan, new hardware, or anything in between. The system uses the existing built-in 4G LTE connectivity to lock and unlock the doors. Drivers will be notified via the app when the delivery is on its way to their vehicle. They’ll receive another notification once the package is in their vehicle.
Interested in upgrading to a compatible model? Stop by Bill Roberts Chevrolet and take a closer look at all of the available models on our lot.
General Motors released Magnetic Ride Control over a decade ago and it stands as one of the most advanced suspension systems currently on the road. However, despite being one of the most advanced technologies in today’s vehicles, it’s fairly simple to explain. Let us here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet walk you through how Magnetic Ride Control works.
Known as the fastest reacting suspension system around the globe, Magnetic Ride Control makes every ride a smooth one. The shock absorbers are filled with a unique polymer fluid that includes magnetized iron particles. Electromagnetic coils wrap around the shock absorbers and, when they detect an electric charge, the polymer fluid can change from a free-flowing state to a rubber-like density in a split second.
An Electronic Control Unit and sensors read the road conditions as many as 1,000 times per second and adjust the system accordingly. Capable of detecting every crack, bump, and pothole as the car hits it, Magnetic Ride Control adjusts instantaneously, effectively providing a smoother ride, less vibration, and improved handling.
That combination makes Magnetic Ride Control perfect for almost any terrain. Track-oriented vehicles benefit from improved handling while cruising on country roads are as smooth as can be. First debuting on the 2002 Cadillac Seville STS, Magnetic Ride Control is bound to stick around for years to come.
One of the stressful parts of owning a car is keeping up with the maintenance. Even if you come in for regular service, there’s always the chance that an unpredictable issue might come up.
But are all issues unpredictable? Not according to Chevrolet, who introduced OnStar Proactive Alerts, the industry’s first predictive technology that allows your vehicle to warn you about potential maintenance needs before they even occur.
OnStar Proactive Alerts is inspired by the technology used on the Boeing 787, which sends in-flight messages to ground crews about parts that need inspection before the plane arrives. When Chevrolet owners opt-in to the service after buying a car at Bill Roberts Chevrolet, the system will continually monitor the health of the vehicle’s fuel pump, 12-volt battery, and starter motor. If any anomalies are detected, OnStar will notify the driver to take their vehicle in for service. This will help owners catch otherwise hard-to-detect problems and save on repairs.
“With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle,” said Steve Holland, GM chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management.