GM Creates Platform to Monitor Location, Fuel Level of Fleet Vehicles


General Motors Co. has designed a new platform for small businesses, called Commercial Link, that monitors vehicle location, fuel level, and mileage at any time so business owners can more efficiently manage their fleet.

“Commercial Link is going to give (our customers) an up-to-date component they crave so that they are always in touch with their vehicles’ performance and location, no matter where they are,” says Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet.

Peper says Commercial Link is available on most 2015 model year and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles with an active OnStar account. He says a mobile app will also be available this summer for both Android and Apple devices.

Customers can view the current location or route of a vehicle, as well as access its location history. Business owners can also monitor vehicle fuel consumption rates and vehicle speeds. Commercial Link will send service and maintenance notifications.

Peper says the system also allows for the personalization of account dashboards and the ability to set up text and email alerts.

Peper says with more in-vehicle technologies and connected services appearing in the GM lineup, the company has hired a team of fleet and commercial connected vehicle specialists to assist solely with this segment.

The system costs $10 per vehicle per month.