Your Phone Can Tell Your Car Where to Go

Smartphone users can now go to the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and select a destination, then send it directly to their vehicle.? Once in the vehicle, the route can be access audibly through the OnStar Turn-by-Turn or via an in-dash navigation system and the route is ready to go with no further input required.

The RemoteLink enhancement will also allow users to store the last five destinations sent to their vehicle.

?Our customer focus is simple connectivity and a seamless user experience,? said Steve Schwinke, OnStar director Advanced System Design. ?RemoteLink?s navigation enhancement offers our customers another choice in how they get directions, whether they?re in their car, on their computer, or using their compatible smartphone.?

The new verision of the RemoteLink navigation enhancement is available to Android and iPhone users and existing users should receive an update notification.

?We know that 95 percent of smartphone users have looked for local information using their phone and 88 percent of them act on the information they find,? said Schwinke. ?Whether they need to call or visit a local business, RemoteLink navigation offers a simple and easy solution.?

OnStar and Chevrolet announced the auto industry?s first mobile app for the Chevrolet Volt at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Since then, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac have used OnStar technology to launch mobile apps for many 2010 and most 2011 vehicles with 2012 model year vehicles to follow.

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