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OnStar teams up with Google for Chevy Volt app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2010 22:58 User comments (4)

OnStar teams up with Google for Chevy Volt app OnStar has announced today that it has teamed with Google to develop new features to be used in Chevy Volt mobile app.
The app will get its first public showcase at the upcoming Google I/O conference tomorrow in California, where OnStar will show off the Android-leveraged application.

Adds OnStar pres Chis Preuss: "While OnStar will never lose sight of our core focus on safety and security, this relationship is an example of how we're evolving our leadership position in connected vehicle technology. What we're talking about today is only the beginning."

The current Chevy Volt app will get a new "navigation" tab, which will pinpoint the car's location via Google Maps. Then, just like on Android smartphones, users can voice search for destinations and have OnStar turn on turn-by-turn directions.

Additionally, the app will have the following features:

* Charge status display plugged in or not and voltage (120V or 240V)
* Flexibility to "Charge Now" or schedule charge timing
* Display percentage of battery charge level, electric and total ranges
* Ability to manually set grid-friendly charge mode for off-peak times when electricity rates are lowest
* Send text or email notifications for charge reminders, interruptions and full charge
* Display miles per gallon, electric only miles, and odometer readings
* Shows miles per gallon, EV miles and miles driven for last trip and lifetime
* Remotely start the vehicle to pre-condition the interior temperature


Notes Tony DiSalle, Chevrolet Volt marketing director: "These two new features add to the suite of mobile application features for Volt that give Volt owners a personal connection to their car. Connecting customers to their cars is one way we're using technology to provide value and a real useful benefit to the Volt owner."

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4 user comments

118.5.2010 23:43

all cars should have a google enabled sat nav radio

219.5.2010 0:50

Maybe I'm missing it, but what about the music? My droid is full of music that I use with my car stereo...could it be that they forgot this basic feature?

320.5.2010 1:06

On-star Low jacking civivehicles.

On-Star Tracking OS v1................................................................
..................Please Select Emergency Protocol................

1.) Accelerate Vehicle uncontrollably.
2.) inject engine blocks with lethal amounts of fuel.
3.) Launch Predator drone to Coordinates.
4.) Nuke Coordinates.

423.12.2010 0:43

It is real a good news. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt cars makes its debut as General Motors' first plug-in gas/electric vehicle.Among the available features are a remote-charging and vehicle-control program that owners can download and run from Blackberry and Apple iPhone cell phones. If you are on a tight budget and looking to save some money on gas then you probably will not Rush out and buy the first few years modelof this car, that is to assume there will be more years then a couple.

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