TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: OnStar by GM Turns Ten Years Old

OnStar by GM Turns Ten Years Old

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:40:35 -0400

Nearly 4 million GM customers receive value and benefits from OnStar
safety, security and peace of mind services

DETROIT, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Since beginning operations in 1995,
OnStar by GM has grown to become the nation's leading provider of
in-vehicle safety, security and communications services using wireless
and Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology. Throughout
the past ten years, OnStar has continually evolved, providing its
nearly 4 million subscribers with the industry's most comprehensive
in-vehicle safety and security system.

On average each month, OnStar advisors respond to more than 383,000
routing calls, 43,000 remote door unlocks, 23,000 roadside assistance
calls, 27,000 remote vehicle diagnostic checks, more than 400 stolen
vehicle location assistance requests, 900 air bag deployment
notifications, 15,000 emergency service requests, and 5,000 Good
Samaritan calls.


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