NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of General Motors (GM) - Get Report were lower in mid-morning trading on Wednesday as the automaker works with IBM (IBM) to add IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology to GM's OnStar vehicle navigation system.
The new system, called OnStar Go, is a "cognitive mobility platform" that will allow drivers to receive location-based personalized content from retailers through the dashboards of their GM cars.
OnStar Go will use artificial intelligence technology to learn users' habits and preferences. Among other features, the service allows drivers to order coffee on the go, notifies users when a pick-up order is ready at a nearby store or provides information about restaurants drivers might enjoy in the area.
The service will be available on 2017 GM models.
GM, based in Detroit, estimates that OnStar Go will be available in more than two million 4G connected vehicles and millions of GM app-enabled mobile devices by year's end 2017.
"By leveraging OnStar's connectivity and combining it with the power of Watson, we're looking to provide safer, simpler and better solutions to make our customers' mobility experience more valuable and productive," Phil Abram, GM's executive director of connected products and strategy, said in a company statement.
Shares of IBM were higher in mid-morning trading on Wednesday.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated GM stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B-.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
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