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Thursday February 9, 2006 8:25 pm

OnStar Automates Directions Via GPS

Posted by Frank Bisono Categories: GPS, Transportation

OnStarGM announced an upgraded feature for their OnStar service yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show.  OnStar has been around for over a decade and is actually a pretty decent service for those folks who own a GM vehicle.  You can do everything from gett live, real-time directions, make restaurant reservations and even have your email read to you all via a live operator.  OnStar is now looking to make that process simpler by allowing you to download the information to your vehicle.  How they plan to accomplish this is not entirely clear though.

“With some software changes in our module, and without a screen in the vehicle, the OnStar advisor can download the information to the system in your car,” said OnStar president Chet Huber. “As you drive and approach the next turn, the radio will mute and the driving instructions come on to tell you to turn right or left”

We say any upgrade to this service is a good thing.  If you have a GM vehicle and haven’t used the OnStar features lately,  you should get re-acquainted. 

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