Vauxhalls OnStar System Already Has Over 1.5 Million Exchanges Already 0
Vauxhall/Opel’s OnStar system has been used over 1.5 million times since it was first unveiled in August 2015. This is an excellent target to have reached in such a short period of time and has shown the automotive world the future of car assistance.
The OnStar system, if you haven’t heard of it, is an onboard personal assistant which has multiple features to reassure and convenience the driver of the vehicle. There is an automatic crash response unit which will save lives in the future, a wifi hotspot, vehicle diagnostics, smartphone function, destination downloader and a stolen vehicle assistance function too.
So there is an abundance of technology which will support all drivers. The automatic crash response and the stolen vehicle assistance functions are arguably the most impressive of the OnStar features. The automatic crash response has already alerted the emergency services many times and although we are not sure that it has saved any lives as of yet, it certainly will in the future. The stolen vehicle assistance feature on the other hand, has already recovered 15 vehicles in such a short period of time.
The most popular aspect of the system is the smartphone function which has been opened over 700,000 times. Within this, the apps most popular features have been the remote locking and unlocking of the car, the vehicle location finder and the ability to beep and flash lights remotely (excellent when in a congested car park right?). There have also been around 300,000 calls to the customer care department, 150,000 diagnostic reports sent and received and also, the website has been accessed 300,000 times too.
With these large figures involving an onboard system, the future of the automotive world clearly lies within simplifying the lives of the drivers. Of course other vehicle companies will already have or will soon have their own versions of the OnStar systems, but by adding this technology to an ‘everyday’ car, the luxury manufacturers will have to create an extremely innovative car assistant to compete. We look forward to what they may be able to achieve,
Congratulations are therefore in order to Vauxhall whose innovation is certainly paving the way for our driving convenience…