New OpelConnect Service Launched
- Peace of mind: Emergency Call, Breakdown Call and Vehicle Status & Information
- More convenience thanks to Open & Start with mobile device and remote functions
- Drive smart with Live Navigation, Trip & Drive Management
- First cars with OpelConnect on Opel stand at Frankfurt motor show
OpelConnect is launched and in future, Opel drivers will be well connected and protected with the new service. Thanks to live navigation with online traffic information, breakdown call and remote control via app, they will also feel more relaxed. In addition, the OpelConnect services and more information can be accessed via the colour touchscreen of the in-car infotainment system (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) or via smartphone with the myOpel app. OpelConnect makes its debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show. OpelConnect is available for Opel models from new Corsa, Crossland X and Grandland X, to Combo Life, Combo Cargo, Zafira Life and Vivaro. OpelConnect is standard on Opel cars with Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment systems, and on the new Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4.
Emergency call in case the airbags or seatbelt tensioners are deployed in an accident, an emergency call is made automatically to the local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP)1.
An emergency call can also be triggered manually by pushing the red SOS button in the ceiling above the mirror for more than two seconds.
Breakdown call connects the driver with the Opel mobility service. Important information such as location and diagnosis data, the time of the breakdown, water and oil temperatures and maintenance alerts can be sent automatically, if the customer wishes.
Vehicle Status & Information give information about car via the myOpel app and Vehicle Status & Information service2. The available data includes mileage, average fuel consumption, service intervals and refills, and also a reminder if a scheduled service is approaching.
Remote Services show functions such as door locking/unlocking or activation of the horn and lights to find the car, and state-of-charge can be operated via the Remote Services3. Charging times and thermal preconditioning can also be programmed via the app.
Keyless Open & Start system including digital key, the car can be shared with the family. Via smartphone, the vehicle owner can allow up to five people to access the car4.
Live navigation5 provides online traffic information in real time, which allows delays to be detected quickly and avoided. The system suggests alternative routes and calculates the arrival time. It also gives information about roads with heavy traffic, so that drivers can choose a less busy route, and the availability of charging stations for electrical cars.
Trip & Drive Management monitors trip duration, distance, fuel consumption and average speed of the last trip. Last mile guidance offers car-to-door navigation to the destination.
OpelConnect and Free2Move will soon offer additional country-specific services. These will range from Charge my Car with trip planner and charging pass for e-vehicles, to special services for business customers.
The OpelConnect services will initially be available from autumn 2019 onward in 12 countries – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The offer will be successively introduced into additional European markets.
 Available in EU and EFTA countries.
 Availability expected Q4 2019.
 Remote control availability expected 2020.
 Availability for Opel Corsa expected 2020.
 Live navigation services available free-of-charge for 36 months after activation. Payment for Live navigation services required thereafter.