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Hyundai Prices Blue Link Telematics System
Hyundai Prices Blue Link Telematics System

Hyundai has mastered the Japanese art of first launching, then improving on, technology like that from your competitors. Such is the case with their Blue Link telematics system, which will offer features that OnStar users will be intimately familiar with, but include additional functions aimed...Read More»

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Ford Wins Big In 2011 Edison Awards

Ford Motor Company won the lion’s share of automotive-related categories in the 2011 Edison Awards presented April 6 in New York City. The Dearborn, Michigan automaker took home three gold and one silver awards in the 2011 Best New Product Awards and 2011 Achievement Award for company...Read More»

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How To Protect Your Car From Thieves

Anyone who has returned to where they know they parked their car only to find it’s been stolen knows the sinking feeling. “If only I’d followed my instincts and parked closer to the store, under a light, not been gone so long…” After the fact, there’s not much...Read More»

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Family Car Tip: Keeping Your Car Rodent-Free

It’s no laughing matter when hungry rodents – rats, squirrels, even raccoons – start chewing the wiring on the family car. Those burned by this expensive repair know that just having the wiring replaced doesn’t get rid of the problem. The critters often just come back...Read More»

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Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance: Big Savings, No Privacy?

Why should good drivers have to pay to subsidize the bad driving behavior of the other guys? Surveys show that most Americans – 95 percent – believe they are good drivers. So that really bad driving behavior is from the five percent out there. Why not shave off up to 30 percent in car...Read More»

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Didn't Buy Onstar After Six Free Months? GM Wants You Back

If you're like almost half of GM new-car buyers, you didn't choose to pay the monthly fee to continue Onstar services once the first six months, which are free, elapsed. Don't worry, though: General Motors still loves you. In fact, GM is planning an aggressive campaign to woo people like you back...Read More»

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Chevrolet To Tweet Its Way To SXSW Using OnStar

As many of our loyal fans know, SXSW is quickly approaching. Chevrolet is planning on tweeting its way there using future OnStar technology. This will be the first time this technology has been used outside of internal testing. SXSW (South By Southwest) is an annual film, music, and interactive...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
Is It A Bad Idea To Have Cars Connected To The Cloud?

With vehicles like the new Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the era of connected cars is upon us. That is definitely the sense we are getting from this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is going on in Las Vegas this week. With everyone from Audi to OnStar making huge announcements around...Read More»

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Blue Link Suite Of Services To Debut In 2012 Hyundai Veloster And Sonata

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Hyundai unveiled a new Blue Link system that will rival GM's OnStar and "will offer more than 30 unique connectivity features." Just as with OnStar, these services will be available through a rearview-mirror-mounted interface, or via the...Read More»

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Five Automotive Social Media Predictions For 2011

Yesterday we took time to look back at some of the year's biggest hitting automotive social news. Today we bring you five predictions of what we see happening in automotive social media in 2011. Below are our predictions for 2011 and the probability of them happening: More automakers will hire...Read More»

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Video: GM Offers Owner's Manual Tutorials On YouTube

The owner's manual is quickly becoming old school, what with the reading and the paper, it's just so dated. Now we have things like smartphone applications, OnStar, YouTube and so much more. GM is still including owner's manuals with each and every car, but they want to enhance the ownership...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
GM, OnStar Handing Out Free Smartphone Apps

Ever forget where you parked the car? Or wished you could pre-heat your vehicle in below zero weather? Smartphone apps solve those problems, and more. Owners of 2011 Chevrolet models will be able to access their vehicle information and OnStar services right from their smartphones, via free download...Read More»

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OnStar Launches Facebook 'Like' Campaign And Brings Fair Use Into Question

OnStar announced today that they will donate $1 to the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation (FOP) for every "like" OnStar gets on Facebook. The target goal is a lofty $250,000 donation, though it is starting off with a $40,000 donation to cover the current Facebook fans. In essence, OnStars fan...Read More»

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GM Finally Releases The myChevrolet And OnStar MyLink Applications

We have been awaiting the arrival of smartphone applications from General Motors OnStar division for quite some time now. Today OnStar and General Motors released the much-hyped applications into the Apple iTunes App Store and the Android Market. The applications have three main areas...Read More»

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GM Wants To Give OnStar Subscribers A Break -- On Insurance

General Motors' OnStar service has been popular with consumers, but it's facing stiff competition from other providers that offer many of the same services -- often, for free. How can GM stay competitive? By scoring insurance rate reductions for OnStar subscribers. GM has been working to secure...Read More»

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Cars And Smartphones: The Future Is Now

In the 2004 Will Smith movie, I, Robot, the future is filled with cars that drive themselves, and petroleum's verboten because it's volatile and unsafe. Yes, this future also has evil robots that try to take over the world, but focus on the first part--cars that drive themselves--because that...Read More»

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Lexus Launches Enform iPhone App -- Blackberry And Android Not Left In The Cold

Lexus was no where near the first to the telematics game. But just as with its cars, it is in the pursuit of perfection for its Enform telematics service. Today Lexus announced a new iPhone app that helps users get the most out of Enform. Many competing companies have telematics offerings in...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
OnStar Rumors Are True: Upgrades Bring The Service Into The 21st Century

Last week, we reported not once, but twice about rumored upgrades to General Motors' popular OnStar service. Now, they're no longer rumors: the upgrades are coming, and they're coming soon. Well, probably. Most of today's news from GM centers around stuff we've already mentioned -- stuff which is...Read More»

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Today in Car News: Toyota Recalls, BP and Hot-Rod Caskets

Toyota is in federal court this week, trying to get all those sudden-acceleration lawsuits tossed. Our take: blaming Toyota for idiot drivers is like blaming Bugatti for choking Isadora Duncan. Isadora who? [Detroit News] It's a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly, but mostly the latter...Read More»

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