Pulling into a gas station for directions is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As car navigation devic...
Pulling into a gas station for directions is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As car navigation devices get more affordable, an increasing number of drivers are buying vehicles with GPS. With more than five million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, OnStar, the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and communication services is catering to its growing market.
To help solidify their leadership in navigation, OnStar announced the introduction of two new navigational services to complement and enhance its existing service. The first, destination download, enables subscribers with screen-based navigation systems to press a button and connect with an advisor. The advisor finds the location, sends it to the system and an icon pops up and asks ‘do you want to go now?’ The driver presses the button, the route is calculated and they are on their way.
The second service, a partnership with MapQuest**** called OnStar eNav, allows subscribers with a Turn-by-Turn Navigation-capable vehicle to find and save destinations on their computer and have them sent to their vehicle. The directions can then be accessed through voice-guided commands with a touch of a button. In the calendar year 2009, eNav will allow OnStar Destination Download capable vehicles to download destinations directly to the vehicle’s screen-based navigation system.
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