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.
NEW YORK – OnStar today announced the launch of Family Link, a new service that will allow subscribers to stay connected to their loved ones when driving an OnStar-equipped vehicle.
DETROIT – In an ongoing effort to find the next original and compelling connected mobility solution, OnStar is giving developers attending the 2012 South by Southwest interactive, film and music festival, the chance to meet with OnStar leadership in person on March 12, at the Austin Hilton Hotel.
DETROIT – OnStar is inviting utilities, energy companies and tech firms to develop Smart Grid solutions for the Chevrolet Volt using a set of proprietary OnStar application programming interfaces, or APIs.
DETROIT – OnStar is a recipient of the Customer Service Institute of America’s (CSIA) award for International Service Excellence in 2011.
DETROIT – Avoid zombies, vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts and any other ghouls that may cause havoc this Halloween with OnStar’s new “Monster Dodger” service.
DETROIT – In one of the first documented crashes to occur in a vehicle equipped with OnStar FMV, the new aftermarket rearview mirror helped connect the crash victim to both emergency assistance and his wife.
DETROIT – General Motors and RelayRides, the world’s first peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace, today announced an exclusive relationship that will allow millions of GM vehicle owners to leverage the OnStar system to rent out their idle cars through the RelayRides marketplace.
DETROIT – OnStar announced today it is reversing its proposed Terms and Conditions policy changes and will not keep a data connection to customers’ vehicles after the OnStar service is canceled.
DETROIT – The following statement is attributable to General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson: “The U.S. Treasury’s ownership exit closes just one chapter in GM’s ongoing turnaround story.