Wednesday, May 19, 2010

OnStar gives Google boost to connect customers with Chevrolet Volt


It was just a while we came across Nissan LEAF that will come equipped with iPhone app to control it functions. While pursuing the same and in order to provide Chevrolet Volt customers with the most connected vehicle experience possible, OnStar is...

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It was just a while we came across Nissan LEAF that will come equipped with iPhone app to control it functions. While pursuing the same and in order to provide Chevrolet Volt customers with the most connected vehicle experience possible, OnStar is leveraging the power of Google technology to develop a number of new mobile app features.



What new functionalities OnStar, a subsidiary of GM, will equip Chevrolet Volt with will be demonstrated at the Google I/O conference May 19-20, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. However, focus on safety and security will not be lost in pursuit of evolving as a leader in connected vehicle technology.


Some of the features in the Chevrolet Volt include a new navigation tab added to the home screen of the existing Chevrolet Volt mobile app on the Android smartphone. If pressed, this button will show current location of the vehicle pinpointed on the Google Maps as well as their location relative to it.


The owners can use Google search from the map screen by voice to vocally search for the destination from the android handset to find out where that destination is related to the Volt’s current location. And while using the Google Maps Navigation, the owner can opt for the voice guided directions to their vehicle from their current location.


Additionally, the owner can elect to send the destination from their android phone to the vehicle and have OnStar turn-by turn directions to their destination thereafter. Apart from this, the app will display the status of charging, miles per gallon (electric only miles, and odometer), percentage of the battery charge level, electric and total ranges, allow scheduling the charging time, will send email or text messages for charge reminders and driver can remotely start the vehicle to pre-condition the interior temperature.


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Via: GM




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