OnStar Telematics Services to be Available to non-GM Vehicles

Exclusive: videotaped press conference with OnStar President Chris Preuss

OnStar Telematics Services to be Available to non-GM Vehicles
OnStar, the subsidiary of General Motors (GM), that currently provides its consumer telematics solution to 6 million GM owners, will offer its safety, security and connectivity services for non-GM vehicles as a standalone rearview mirror.

Unveiled at the CES trade show today, the OnStar retail product offers the key features of the existing solution, including Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, one-button access to emergency and roadside services, and hands-free calling, including Bluetooth connectivity.

The mirror will be priced at $299, plus installation (expected to cost between $75 and $100). A range of service plans will be available, starting at $18.95 a month or $199 a year. OnStar will offer the mirror in the United States through Best Buy, its first strategic retail partner, beginning in spring 2011.

Watch below the exclusive 24 minutes video presentation made at CES by OnStar President Chris Preuss.

Wednesday, January 5th 2011

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