The automaker is also providing its OnStar Crisis Assist service to vehicle owners for a limited time. - Photo via Needpix.

The automaker is also providing its OnStar Crisis Assist service to vehicle owners for a limited time.

Photo via Needpix.

GM is offering owners of its connected cars free, limited WiFi access amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can access the network anywhere within 50 yards of the vehicle.

The company will be granting 3 gigabytes of free data across three months. Customers who are having trouble picking up a cell connection can use the WiFi — in an emergency situation, it might prove a lifesaver.

The automaker is also providing its OnStar Crisis Assist service to vehicle owners for a limited time. Its advisors can help by contacting family members, putting customers in touch with emergency services, or guiding customers to a clinic or hospital if they need some assistance.

GM has also offered access to the service during other times of crisis, including hurricanes.

Originally posted on Fleet Forward

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