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New Chevrolet cars will predict when their parts are going to fail

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A new feature on certain 2016 model year Chevrolets could make the ins and outs of owning a car just a little bit less stressful. By streaming data from sensors in the car up into Chevy's cloud, GM says it'll be able to proactively detect when certain parts of the car are prone to failure using "proprietary algorithms," which means you could potentially get the car into a dealership before you have a real problem out on the road. Right now, there are only three parts covered under the system — the battery, the starter motor, and the fuel pump — but more parts are expected to be added into the program in future vehicles.

Find out about a failing fuel pump before it happens

The system makes use of the LTE connections GM started adding to its vehicles last year. If Chevy thinks that something is about to go wrong, drivers can be notified either through the dashboard or by email, text message, or OnStar's RemoteLink app. It'll be available to start on certain 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Corvette, and Silverado models, with more coming later in the 2016 model year.