OnStar has been fitted to GM vehicles for 15 years now and has been a success from the start – there are now over 6 million subscribers worldwide. During this time, GM have often been asked to retrofit OnStar to other vehicles but that hasn’t been possible…until now. From this spring, the OnStar hardware will be available from Best Buy (and other retailers) for $299. Installation by qualified professionals is recommended.
If you are not familiar with OnStar, it’s a safety, security and communication service all rolled together. One of the useful features is automatic crash response which will summon assistance if you are unfortunate enough to be in a crash. Let’s hope you never have to use it.
If you want to check if your car is suitable, whether it’s an Audi or Toyota, there will be list of approved vehicles at OnStar.com when it goes on sale.
Interview by Jeffery Powers from Geekazine.com.
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