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    General Motors is expanding the reach of OnStar with an app for your smartphone. The new app will be free for six months if customers download it before July 31. OnStar Guardian, as GM is calling it, will allow customers to use their OnStar services even if they aren't in their car. Whether...
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    With automotive connectivity kicking down the door to new sources of revenue, General Motors' OnStar has already undergone a few changes since its debut in 1997 model-year Cadillacs. We've criticized some of the most recent ones, annoyed that GM is trying to utilize driving data to turn people...
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    Your GM vehicle will no longer be able to make a phone call without any cellphones as of MY20. That's because GM is discontinuing OnStar's telephony offerings. The news, first reported by GM Authority, is unlikely to affect the majority of customers thanks to Bluetooth, which allows most cars...
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    Since the '50s the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa's flight around the world and now, GM owners can track him, too. GM is partnering with NORAD to let OnStar subscribers get live-updates of Santa's location on Christmas Eve. Starting at 6 AM on December...
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    OnStar is giving a break to GM vehicle owners affected by Hurrican Michael. They're offing OnStar Crisis Assist for no charge to any vehicle that has the right OnStar equipment. GM has already offered vehicle discounts and payment assistance to hurricane victims in the past, but now the company...
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    General Motors has begun surveying how its drivers experience in-car multimedia, specifically the radio, as part of its new strategy to track customer habits and maximize the profitability of information. With 4G LTE WiFi connectivity now featured inside millions of GM vehicles, the automaker...
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    When General Motors first deployed OnStar, it was a little more than an emergency services hotline. Drivers in need could tap a blue button on their rearview mirror and immediately get in contact with an operator. The system could also do this automatically in the event of a crash. OnStar later...
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    When OnStar first hit the scene, it was sold as a pretty straight-forward safety system. Now, though, in the Facebook era, the true money-making potential of the system is beginning to emerge. Thanks to its wealth of information about how buyers use their cars, GM is looking to sell dealers...
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    Buick is going mad. The brand is offering owners free unlimited WiFi for a month during the NCAA March Madness tournament. Data shows that more and more viewers are streaming the college basketball tournament every year. So Buick is letting them do it from their car, for no charge. The free...
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