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GM’s OnStar is coming to your phone in the form of an app

first_imgGM cars will get Amazon Alexa capability in second half of 2020 Trending Videos Mobile Crash Response can detect a crash with the sensors in your smartphone, and immediately notify an Emergency-Certified OnStar advisor, who will connect you with first responders.The Roadside Assistance function can be used if somebody needs a jump-start, has a flat tire, or gets locked out of their vehicle.Pushing the big red button on the app connects you to Emergency Services, an OnStar Emergency-Certified advisor that is available 24/7. Location Status lets you see the location of those in the “My Family” section of the app, based on their GPS location.RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 With OnStar Guardian, members with active service plans and up to seven of their family members and friends can access critical OnStar safety services from their compatible phones.  GM Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos advertisement Trending in Canada GM is taking its OnStar technology from its vehicles and putting it in the palm of your hand in the form of a new smartphone app. The new “Guardian” app allows customers to access remote vehicle assistance services while they’re away from their car.The service was previously only available in-car to those who were subscribed to OnStar, but the app extends that coverage to anywhere you have service. OnStar can also be extended to up to seven family and friends as part of a limited-time offer.The app hopes to connect people with their families by offering a suite of safety technologies that GM considers an extension of OnStar. Bosch develops smartphone app to send out distress call for motorcycle ridersThe technology is especially helpful in the current pandemic environment; as things start to slowly open up, people are trying their hardest to keep track of their loved ones.“We’ve got over 20 years of experience dealing with public safety, and we’ve been looking at ways that we can extend that promise beyond our existing member base,” says Jeffrey Haase, head of OnStar Guardian, GM’s Global Innovation. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS “So this is a unique opportunity for us to deliver the promise of OnStar to friends and family that might not be driving a GM product but clearly have a relationship with that person that owns a car.” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSCadillacFlexNew VehiclesFlex ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more