DETROIT – When OnStar launched its mobile application in 2010, it was the auto industry’s first smartphone application to give owners a remote connection to their vehicles and control of certain vehicle functions. This week, OnStar RemoteLink passes the 1 million active users milestone.
SAN DIEGO – General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry.
DETROIT – Paper maps, disposable cameras and a stockpile of car toys once were essential for any family road trip.
DETROIT – As the 2014 U.S. Atlantic hurricane season approaches, OnStar is offering Crisis Assist services to all customers, regardless of subscription plan, in the event of an extreme weather emergency.
DETROIT – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Click it or Ticket’ public safety campaign opens this year amid the first increase in fatalities in five years for unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants.
DETROIT – OnStar ushers in a new generation of connected vehicles next month with in-vehicle 4G LTE, which launches with a trial period of three months or three gigabytes, whichever comes first.
ORLANDO, Fla. “Honk once for ‘yes’ and twice for ‘no.’” Those were Bryan Anta’s quick-thinking instructions to a woman who couldn’t speak because she was having a serious Asthma attack on the side of the road.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet is adding a new level of infotainment personalization with Chevrolet AppShop, demonstrated today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. AppShop will be available this summer on select 2015 models in the U.S. and Canada with MyLink technology, including the Corvette, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Volt, Silverado and Silverado HD.
DETROIT – Nearly 250 times in the last five years, a signal to an OnStar-equipped stolen vehicle has helped stop a car thief in the act, gradually and safely slowing the vehicle to avoid a high-speed chase.
DETROIT – When the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App launched, it was the first app from an automaker to offer drivers remote access to their vehicle. Now RemoteLink can claim the distinction of being the first remote telemetry app from an automaker to work on all four primary smartphone platforms – iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now Microsoft Windows phones.
DETROIT – OnStar announced today a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. It will be the first “real-world” use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions.
DETROIT – Remotely unlocking doors, activating horn and lights and remote start for factory-equipped vehicles are among services General Motors will make standard via smartphone for five years through the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App.
AUSTIN, Texas – OnStar is testing an app capable of telling Chevrolet Volt owners how much it costs to charge their battery – and compare the Volt’s energy use with the total energy consumed in their home by day, month or year.
DETROIT – While storm forecasters expect a near normal hurricane season, all OnStar customers regardless of subscription plan have access to Crisis Assist services.
DETROIT – More than 821,000 active users of OnStar’s RemoteLink mobile app have checked their tire pressure, how much gas is in their tank and unlocked their doors as part of the more than 14 million interactions that have occurred since the auto industry-first mobile app debuted in 2010.
DETROIT – First responders at a crash scene can be the difference between life and death for a critically injured person, but the time it takes to arrive can delay medical care. OnStar’s specially trained Emergency Advisors can help bridge that gap with a service called First Assist.
DETROIT – Originally developed as an airbag deployment notification system on three 1997 Cadillac models, OnStar has evolved to offer unmatched safety and security services.
SHANGHAI – Shanghai General Motors today announced that it will become the first automaker in China to offer embedded 4G LTE services in its vehicles. The first Shanghai GM offering to be equipped with OnStar 4G LTE will be a Cadillac model in 2015.