OnStar Announces a Suite of Brand New Interactive Navigational Services
On April 2nd, OnStar announced two brand new enhancements to its existing turn-by-turn service. Bridging the gap between computer technology, traditional GPS and online tools, these new services help bring ease to any travels.
The first new service is Destination Download. Current subscribers with screen-based navigation systems can quickly receive directions while on the go. By connecting with an advisor and requesting a specific destination, directions are sent to subcribers' cars instantly.
The second service eNav, allows subscribers with a turn-by-turn navigation-capable vehicle to find and save destinations on MapQuest.com. These directions can then be sent to their vehicle's turn-by-turn navigation system and quickly integrated for smooth traveling. eNav will be available retroactively on all 2.65 million current turn-by-turn capable vehicles.
Joining eNav is also XM NavTraffic. This service integrates the existing turn-by-turn navigation features with XM's real-time traffic information. Fed data on accidents, traffic backups and road construction by XM's service, subscribers are instantly notified of a delay on their planned travel route. With the help of Navtraffic technology, subscribers can then opt to change their course or stick with their original plans.