Posts tagged as: OnStar

General Motors Is Bringing the Recall Notice to the Smartphone

GM is launching a smartphone app this summer that will allow its vehicle owners to check whether their vehicles are subject to any open recalls. It’s the latest move by automakers to redouble efforts to get owners to comply with vehicle callbacks, a task that has taken on greater importance amid the unfolding Takata airbag […]

OnStar 4G LTE Comes to the 2016 Buick Enclave

If you are in the market for a 2016 Buick Enclave, GM gave you another reason to wan t it. It now sports OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. It includes a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which can be used simultaneously by up to seven devices. The Enclave’s connectivity upgrade brings 4G LTE and the Wi-Fi hotspot to […]

OnStar Decides Against Making Data Cutoff Opt-Out

OnStar quickly backtracked from a policy that drew Senator Charles Schumer’s accusations of privacy violations with a policy change on Wednesday. Rather than leave the data link turned on for ex-subscribers unless they opt out, the GM-backed car service will turn off data the moment service drops. If a post-cancel option for data came through, […]

OnStar FMV Mirror Kit to Hit Store Shelves on August 1

The universal add-on for vehicles that will bring OnStar service will arrive at dealers on August 1, CE Outlook reported. The FMV kit will carry with it a monthly subscription fee and allow users to have some of the same features as GM vehicles with an OEM integrated version of the system. Dealers will begin […]

OnStar Mobile App Adds Support for 14 More GM Vehicles

General Motors has announced that 14 of its 2010-model-year vehicles are now supported by the OnStar mobile applications. The expanded list includes the Cadillac DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; the Buick Enclave and Lucerne; the GMC Acadia, Yukon, and Yukon XL; and the Chevrolet Avalanche, IMpala, Suburban, Tahoe and Traverse. The company also […]

Chevy to Take On Ford with MyLink

GM’s Chevy kicked off GM’s own alternative to Ford Sync tonight. MyLink is designed to pair up with smartphones and will stream audio and handle calls from smartphones over Bluetooth. Like its challenger, it uses voice commands and will directly control smartphone apps aware of the interface, starting with Internet radio from Pandora and Stitcher. […]

Chevrolet Cruze Superbowl Ad Shows Ability to Read Facebook’s Newsfeed

Chevrolet is offering a sneak peek at its Superbowl TV ads. One of them, called Status, highlights the car’s ability to read Facebook’s newsfeed content to the driver. Exactly how this is accomplished isn’t revealed, but it appears to be done with the aid of OnStar service is involved. Chevrolet also said that drivers will […]

OnStar post Android and iPhone car control apps

OnStar today announced their promised remote control apps have arrived for both Android and iOS devices. The free myChevrolet, myCadillac and OnStar MyLinkare already in Apple’s app store. These apps can remotely unlock, start or sound the horn on the car as well as access information from the car itself, such as the fuel and […]

OnStar to Relaunch With New Features

OnStar’s new president, Chris Preuss is unveiling a new ad campaign. The company is giving a behind-the-scenes look at a series of new commercial ads and a sneak peek at technologies currently being tested. The campaign, which is part of a top-to-bottom realignment of the company’s long-term strategy, launches Monday, Sept. 20th.   New services […]

OnStar Android, iPhone Apps Come to 2011 GM Cars

GM today expanded its OnStar mobile apps to cover more cars. Both the Android and iOS apps for the brands will now monitor and sometimes control most 2011 model year Buick, Cadillac, Chevy and GMC vehicles. Drivers will have the option of remotely starting the car, unlocking it or triggering the horn; the approach can […]

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