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OnStar wins BusinessCar Techies Award

26 Aug 2015

  • OnStar wins the highly competitive innovation category
  • Personal connectivity and online assistant “genuinely moves the industry forward”
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Rüsselsheim. Opel/Vauxhall has been recognised by the prestigious BusinessCar Techies Awards for the new OnStar service, launching in September. The BusinessCar Techies are the industry’s only technology-specific awards designed to reward those companies whose clever use of technology makes business car fleet operation easier, cheaper, cleaner, safer and more straightforward.

Winning the hotly-contested innovation category, Opel/Vauxhall OnStar heralds a new era for drivers, taking in-car connectivity to new heights already enjoyed by more than seven million GM customers in North America, China and Mexico.

“It’s the level and variety of offering wrapped up with OnStar, as well as its accessibility, that really won over the BusinessCar Techie Awards judging panel,” said BusinessCar Editor Paul Barker. “There are duty of care, convenience and organizational benefits all wrapped up in a proven package, and it’s a development that genuinely moves the industry forward.”

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Opel/Vauxhall OnStar is a new, one-of-a-kind system, which is made up of three distinct offerings. Firstly, OnStar services connect drivers directly with a call center advisor, providing owners with a personal assistant 24/7. For example, with Destination Download; call your OnStar advisor in-car and they will pinpoint your desired destination and send the address to your vehicle’s navigation system. It also offers emergency response notification if the airbag deploys and stolen vehicle recovery technology.

Secondly, Opel/Vauxhall OnStar offers comprehensive vehicle diagnostics, which perfectly suit a modern fleet’s needs. Free-of-charge for 60 months, information on fuel economy, tank range, oil life, mileage and tire pressure is easily accessible, while OnStar can also send you a monthly email showing a host of data to help you stay in control of your car, or entire company fleet.

Finally, the system gives you a Wi-Fi hotspot via 4G for up to seven devices which is free for the first 12 months.