• Apr 10, 2006
OnStar will begin a service in June that can locate ethanol refueling stations for customers with E85-compatible flex-fuel vehicles. OnStar subscribers will first get an email detailing where E85 pumps are in their area and if they venture outside the comfort zone a quick push of OnStar’s blue button will dial up a representative who can help with directions. Inside Line is also reporting that OnStar is planning another new service that would let vehicle owners know when their tires are underinflated, a minor maintenance issue that can have a large negative impact on fuel economy.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      "OnStar is planning another new service that would let vehicle owners know when their tires are underinflated, a minor maintenance issue that can have a large negative impact on fuel economy"

      Here's a thought. Don't buy a huge gargantuan GM SUV and you won't need to worry about fuel economy so much.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder what tire-pressure monitoring has to do with Onstar. Isn't it entirely self-contained within the vehicle? Is an idiot light on the dash that lights up to indicate low-pressure not sufficient, so that they have to do something like call the owner's cellphone to remind him to pump up his tires?

      Or maybe... this is so that the manufacturer can avoid being sued for SUV rollovers caused by high-speed hot summer operation on overloaded underinflated tires.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can picture the directions now:

      Drive west on main street.
      Turn left onto onramp
      Drive 1200 miles on interstate
      Take exit, turn right
      Your E85 fueling station is ahead on the right.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2 - are you suggesting that people without large SUVs should not pay attention to tire pressure and try to maximize fuel economy?

      In any sense, your post has nothing to do with the topic.