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    Official: OnStar bends to pressure, will not track data from canceled subscribers

    Reversing its earlier decision, OnStar has issued a press release confirming it will indeed alter its Terms and Conditions policy and "will not keep a data connection to customers' vehicles after the OnStar service is canceled." Says OnStar President Linda Marshall: We realize that our ...

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    Report: Senator calls for investigation of OnStar privacy issues

    It appears that OnStar users have something in common with Rockwell, and we're not talking about an affinity for products from Detroit. You should always feel like somebody's watching you... because they are. OnStar is tracking a handful of data streams related to your driving such as speed and ...

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    Report: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe? [UPDATE]

    If you're the owner of a fairly new General Motors product, you may want to take a close look at the most recent OnStar terms and conditions. As it turns out, the company has altered the parameters under which it can legally collect GPS data on your vehicle. Originally, the terms and conditions ...

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    OnStar extending its global reach

    OnStar began its helpful ways back in 1995. Since then, GM's telematics systems has focused its efforts on providing assistance to North American motorists. Now, the vehicle communications giant is looking to venture further out into the world. OnStar took its first steps in the global ...

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    Official: GM launching OnStar-based Family Link that tracks teen drivers

    Your children use the Internet for social media, Wikipediaing (yep, we just made that up) their homework and drowning in the misery that is a teenager's life. You, on the other hand, use the Internet for work... and social media and Wikipediaing your kid's homework. Now, OnStar has another way ...

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    OnNotice? Ford beta-testing live operators through Sync

    Sync Services – Ford's lesser-known on-demand, voice-activated news and information service – has begun running a very OnStar-like beta. The new system allows registered Sync customers to connect with a live operator to fulfill business searches and address entry, but don't think of ...

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    Report: OnStar asks FCC to investigate LightSquared over GPS interference

    The ongoing spat between a company known as LightSquared and a number of high-profile combatants including the Defense Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, John Deere and General Motors' OnStar service continues unabated. The Federal Communications Commission, which has to approve of ...

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    MIT sophomores win OnStar Student Developer Challenge

    At last week's Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, General Motors and a team of tech elites crowned four students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the winners of the inaugural OnStar Student Developers Challenge. The competition tasked five universities to create the next ...

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    OnStar retail product gets new name, packaging and performance upgrade

    Onstar is ready to to bring its helpful technology to the masses. It's no longer required that you own a General Motors vehicle to take advantage of the Onstar services. Starting this summer, you will be able to head into your local Best Buy, hand over $299, and walk out with the OnStar ...

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    GM, OnStar announce 'Push On' sweepstakes

    Starting today, General Motors is holding a car giveaway sweepstakes through its OnStar division. The contest will award 10 lucky OnStar users a brand new Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick or GMC of their choosing. To enter, contestants need only to push their vehicle's OnStar button. According to GM, ...

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    OnStar offering Crisis Assist services to tsunami victims

    OnStar customers who live in areas affected by the tsunami warnings are getting help from their cars. General Motors has announced that those who live in affected areas can push the OnStar button their vehicle and be connected with a Crisis Advisor, who will help them get through the situation as ...

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    Cadillac announces comprehensive warranty, scheduled maintenance program for 2011

    Cadillac is stepping up its customer service game. The General Motors luxury nameplate has announced the introduction of Cadillac Shield – an extensive warranty service scheduled to hit the ground this month. Buyers can now look forward to Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance, which includes ...

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    Report: Man in trouble with police after using OnStar to find his car

    If an OnStar-equipped vehicle is stolen an OnStar representative can use GPS tracking to locate the car or truck in a timely fashion. The nifty function provides peace of mind for owners and it's an indispensable tool for law enforcement, as long as it's used correctly. Police in Decatur, ...

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    The future of GM's OnStar could be "I've fallen and I can't get up"

    At CES, OnStar introduced an aftermarket rearview mirror that could widen the company's reach to 55 million cars, including Ford, Honda and Nissan models. Now that it's made the move out of General Motors vehicles, we grabbed a moment with Greg Ross, OnStar's vice president of business ...

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    OnStar goes aftermarket, coming to Best Buy in spring

    General Motors' OnStar division has been nothing short of a major success story over its 16 years of operation. But if there's one major problem that has historically stood in the way of it becoming an automotive technology juggernaut, it's that OnStar has always been limited to just GM vehicles. ...

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    GM and OnStar's mobile apps now available on iPhone and Android

    If you own a 2011 General Motors vehicle equipped with OnStar and you also carry an iPhone or Android-based phone, then you are in for a treat. Two new apps have just been released for your smartphones: myChevrolet and OnStar MyLink. OnStar MyLink works with the onboard OnStar system in your car ...

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    Chevy Volt owners get OnStar-powered website

    Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt (and we'll let you decide which of those two categories General Motors' green halo car fits into...) promise to save drivers money on fuel bills. But, just as operating expenses for traditional cars rises and falls with the price ...

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    Latest OnStar focuses on infotainment, adds audio Facebook integration, voice texting

    After 15 years of offering comprehensive safety coverage to General Motors vehicle owners, OnStar will be getting a well-deserved boost in functionality to better take on Ford's Sync and other upstart systems. New infotainment systems are one of the hottest trends in the automotive marketplace, ...

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    OnStar turns 15, has unlocked 4.7 million doors

    Founded in 1995 and officially launched at that year's Chicago Auto Show, OnStar has just hit its 15th birthday. After unlocking 4.7 million doors and providing over 59 million turn-by-turn routes, the tech centerpiece found in General Motors' vehicles is not ready to sit back and revel in the ...

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    GM testing OnStar Facebook and texting functionality

    General Motors is ready to bring the fight to Ford's Sync system with a reworked version of OnStar, but the salient details won't be revealed for another seven days. However, we've gotten word from the General that it's testing two new features: Audio Facebook updates and voice texting. On the ...


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