OnStar Corporation is a subsidiary of General Motors that provides subscription-based communications, in-vehicle security, hands free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, and remote diagnostics systems throughout the United States, Canada and China. A similar service is known as ChevyStar in Latin American markets. In September 2011 the president of OnStar stated that the service had more than six million customers.A new aftermarket interior rear-view mirror with a built-in OnStar module, branded as OnStar FMV, became available to the public on July 24, 2011.
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  • The Internet of Things Is Already Here – and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

    … is an improvement on GM’s OnStar service, which offers users a subscription-based vehicle communication service featuring GPS navigation, in-vehicle Wi-Fi, and security features similar to those offered by LoJack. Image via Search Engine Land Although OnStar was popular among its limited user base when it rolled out in the mid-1990s, the service…

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  • GM Puts Local Search in the Driver's Seat With AtYourService

    … partnered with RetailMeNot to offer drivers deals on local goods and services. To use AtYourService, drivers touch the OnStar button located on the rearview mirror of GM vehicles to reach an OnStar representative who acts as a concierge, guiding drivers with turn-by-turn directions to stores, restaurants, gas stations, and more. If drivers request…

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  • How #TechnologyAndStuff became GM’s Oreo moment

    …, but the GM regional manager was obviously scared out of his mind to be on national television. He voice was shaking. He actually pulled out a notecard to help him remember his lines, and it got worse as the presentation went on. It looked like Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig (far right) was about to have a heart attack as the train wreck…

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  • Dot Com Lunch – Ultra Expensive Mic & Bike Helmet Edition

    … of months ago. The replacement Octal is the most advanced bike helmet in the world. The Octal comes with a QR code attached to the ICEdot emergency identification and notification system. First responders need only to scan the QR code to get all my emergency information. There’s even an optional crash sensor that sense when you crash and then SMS text your emergency contacts. It’s like OnStar for bikes! As you no doubt guessed by the title of this blog post, the Octal is not cheap. Then again, how much is your head worth? …

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  • How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse

    … people, and they can really straddle the fence,” said Nate Hayden, AOL’s vp of originals and branded entertainment. “When you have huge success on your originals side, advertisers come to you and say, ‘We like your content, we want something similar.’ Whether that’s a special, like the [OnStar] unboxing, or a 12-episode series depends on what…

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