Thursday, July 22, 2010

Smartphone will Control Car Features of GM Vehicles

Smartphone will be used for performing functions which are usually present on the key fob, like remote starting, activating the lights and horns remote locking and unlocking of doors by the drivers of most 2011 General Motors Co. Vehicles.

A brand specific mobile application OnStar is under development by that can be used to control Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC by the Apple's iPhone and phones using Google's Android operating system.

The best thing about this application is that driver’s distance will not have any importance, the vehicle features can be controlled from anywhere any time. If the driver forget to lock the car and is now present in the office at the 14th floor of the building there is no need of him to go back down to the car and lock it, By using this application he will be able lock the car just by sending the locking signal from inside the office.

In addition to controlling vehicle functions, OnStar subscribers will be able to get diagnostic information on their phones, such as the fuel-tank level, remaining oil life, recommended tire pressure and average mile per gallon driven.

It has also announced agreements with Google that will allow drivers to select destinations using Google Maps and then send those destinations to OnStar's turn-by-turn navigation service.

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