OnStar, Google Partner to Expand Turn-by-Turn Navigation

OnStar users are picking up another helpful function thanks to an agreement between OnStar and Google Maps.? Owners can plan a trip using the Google Maps on an Internet connected computer or from the new mobile app in a smart phone and then send the destinatioOns to the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation in their car.
?eNav is a perfect solution for subscribers who like the flexibility of being able to use Google Maps to plan their trips in advance, but without the hassle of bringing printed maps into the vehicle,? said Nick Pudar, OnStar vice president of new business development.

?The eNav feature of our Turn-by-Turn service allows drivers to keep their eyes, hands and minds where they need to be ? on the road,? Pudar said. ?And if they ever need help on the road, they can always just push the Blue OnStar Button to speak to a live advisor.?

The Google Maps option is now available on all current Turn-by-Turn capable GM vehicles starting with the 2006 model year and also will integrate with OnStar Destination Download to send destinations directly to the vehicle?s screen-based navigation system.

Turn-by-Turn Navigation is the most widely available built-in navigation system in the automotive market today.

For the 2011 model year, OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on all OnStar-equipped, GM retail vehicles.? General Motors is the only auto manufacturer to offer navigation standard across all price points and all vehicle segments.? Since launch, OnStar has delivered more than 54 million Turn-by-Turn Navigation routes, currently averaging more than 1.4 million per month.

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