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All new EU cars will need emergency call technology from 2018

March 17, 2015 17:09 CET

All new cars sold in the European Union from 2018 will have to be equipped with technology to contact emergency services in the case of an accident....
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Opel/Vauxhall touts connectivity as OnStar rolls out in Europe

March 3, 2015 18:43 CET

Opel/Vauxhall believes its OnStar digital service will help it win new customers, boost sales and return to profit after it begins to roll out the service in 13 European markets including Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain....
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GM plans driving feedback, prognosis service for OnStar subscribers

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2015

GM will introduce a service this year that gives OnStar subscribers feedback on their driving habits, potentially allowing responsible drivers to qualify for discounted insurance. And in another planned offering that leverages GM's beefed-up Onstar connection, Chevrolet will notify some customers of potential trouble with their battery, fuel pump or other components....
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OnStar, police are hitting the brakes on stolen cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

OnStar has worked in tandem with law-enforcement agencies for years to recover more than 60,000 stolen vehicles....
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RICHARD TRUETT

For GM, the self-driving car of the future is also a thing of the past

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

A close look at the Firebird II video shows GM made a lot of the right calls on the issues facing self-driving cars -- issues that are still being resolved....
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Lawyers reaching for in-car data

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2014

Information gathered by vehicle telematics systems is garnering increased attention from lawyers who see the data as a puzzle piece in building court cases....
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OnStar change targets service visits

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2014

Starting with its 2015 models, GM will offer buyers free monthly vehicle-diagnostic reports through OnStar, and allow those customers to sign up to receive maintenance notifications from their dealerships....
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GM dealers learn how to pitch 4G technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2014

GM is embarking on the industry's broadest deployment of embedded 4G LTE technology, which will be delivered through OnStar. GM is rolling it out on 30 nameplates across its four brands for the 2015 model year, starting with the '15 Chevy Malibu that began arriving in dealerships in mid-June....
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2015 Cadillac CTS -- sans wreath -- quietly appears in OnStar ad

1:21 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2014

The 2015 Cadillac CTS made a surprise short appearance ahead of its scheduled debut in an OnStar commercial this week....
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Smartphone app helps set insurance discounts

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Allstate Insurance Co. this year unveiled the Drivewise mobile app that gauges driving behavior through smartphones to set insurance discounts for motorists in three states....
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