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New Study From OnStar Says Voice-Based Navigation Systems Are Safer

Everyone knows that distracted driving is a big problem on the roads these days. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood focuses most of his energy on combating the dangers of texting and driving -- presumably because it's more common with younger, less-experienced drivers -- but in fact, there... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan LEAF And Others 'Connected To The Cloud'

Cloud computing is very much a feature of 'Web 2.0'. Rather than using a location-dependent center of resources such as a server, cloud computing uses shared servers, all of... read more January 28, 2011 by

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Smartphones Are Taking Over Your Car -- And The Planet

Over 3 million of today's smartphone users use telematics apps -- apps ranging from navigational services like Waze to streaming music players like the now-ubiquitous... read more January 20, 2011 by

OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE prototype system

CES 2011: OnStar-Verizon 4G LTE Prototype Screenshot Tour

A few days ago we brought you the full details on the new prototype OnStar telematics/infotainment system launched at CES this week. Today, we have a screenshot tour showing... read more January 7, 2011 by

OnStar retail mirror

2011 CES: GM Launches Retail OnStar For Non-GM Cars, Shows Off 4G Prototype

GM is taking heed of customer demand to launch its innovative OnStar system as a standalone retail device, offering the system in a replacement rearview mirror that owners... read more January 4, 2011 by

OnStar retail mirror

GM Officially Reveals Retail OnStar System

Earlier today we brought you the first official word on the coming OnStar "Blue Button" retail system, and now we have the full details. Sold through Best Buy and similar... read more January 4, 2011 by

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.

CES 2011: GM's 4G OnStar Prototype: Video Skype, So Much More

Just yesterday AT&T and BMW announced their partnership for in-car cellular Web connectivity, but it's today's OnStar-Verizon prototype that's really proving to be... read more January 4, 2011 by

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CES 2011: GM Announces OnStar Anywhere For Non-GM Cars

Pay a fee, swap out your rear-view mirror, and you're ready to roll with GM's new OnStar Anywhere service, announced today from the CES show in Las Vegas. The full reveal... read more January 4, 2011 by

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Chrysler Adds Stolen Vehicle Tracking System To Electronic Offerings

Chrysler’s MOPAR parts division is adding a vehicle tracking device aimed at competing with General Motors OnStar system. Named the Electronic Vehicle Tracking System... read more September 29, 2010 by


GM Experimenting With Facebook In Cars

Want to update your Facebook status to say something about your tremendously fun drive behind the wheel of your new Camaro but don't want to risk crashing while you use your... read more September 10, 2010 by

GM's OnStar smartphone app technology

Video: OnStar's Smartphone Tech In Action

Yesterday General Motors revealed its new OnStar smartphone technology that allows the owner of an OnStar-equipped car to access core vehicle features from an app on their... read more July 23, 2010 by

General Motors' OnStar

OnStar Providing Free Turn-By-Turn For Black Friday

All amped up for those post-Turkey Day sales but not exactly sure where all your favorite stores are while visiting the in-laws? Well, if you're a GM driver--in an... read more November 23, 2009 by

Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V

Video: 700-hp Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Blows OnStar's Mind

Bob Lutz's challenge aside, there's no denying that the Cadillac CTS-V is one seriously impressive performer. It's only made all the more so by Hennessey's... read more October 26, 2009 by


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