With full functionality, the already onboard and operational OnStar has been rightly recognised by Parkers for Best Tech in their 2018 New Car Awards. At a time when the motor industry is falling over itself to provide the latest interactive technology in its cars, Vauxhall has arrived ahead of the curve.
Onstar is your onboard Personal Assistant for assistance when driving, giving you relevant information, just when you need it.
One of OnStar's major features is the innovative Automatic Crash Response. In the event of an accident your airbag will inflate automatically. As soon as this happens, OnStar will open a phone line direct to your nearest Vauxhall service centre.
The report will give full details of the location, travel direction, vehicle colour and the extent of the damage in order to analyse the issue as quickly as possible. If the vehicle report detects serious damage has been sustained, the emergency services will be alerted immediately.
A breakdown in a remote area need not be a problem ever again as the strong roof-mounted aerial is better connected meaning that you can simply click the service button on your dashboard and a breakdown service will be instantly alerted of your location. Other notable features are the destination download, smartphone app functionality and vehicle diagnostics.
Presenting the award Parkers editor Keith Adams said,
"With technology advancing at a rate of knots, our winner Vauxhall OnStar and the two commended innovations really impressed us with how they are taking the world of cars into the future, but in a way that makes them supremely easy to live with today"
Vauxhall's OnStar technology works by bringing together tools and applications under one handy interface. By doing this in a simple and user-friendly way Vauxhall have laid down the gauntlet to the automotive industry.
The award was presented to Mike Lee, Vauxhall's UK Head for OnStar Strategy and Planning. Accepting the award he said,
"This innovative concierge system adds a human element to car ownership - other manufacturers need to follow Vauxhall's lead on this one. We're thrilled that Vauxhall OnStar has been recognised by Parkers"
"This award shows Vauxhall is at the forefront of vehicle technology and connectivity, and joins previous awards from the likes of Auto Express and BusinessCar"
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Every Vauxhall car is available with OnStar onboard as an additional extra or as standard on selected trim levels.
All of Vauxhall's newest models, including the Adam, Viva, Astra, Crossland X, Grandland X and the entire new Insignia range including the Grand Sport, GSi, Country Tourer and Sports Tourer models come equipped with OnStar. Giving you everything you could need at the wheel, OnStar is onboard wherever you go!
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