General Motors (GM) recently released images of what the all-new OnStar interface will look like. Customers can get a first-hand look at the new buttons by visit John L. Sullivan Chevrolet in Rosedale, CA.
All three of the buttons on the rearview mirror interface have been changed. What was once a white phone enclosed by a circle for hands-free callings is now voice-command button. The new button can be utilized for more than making phone calls. It now allows drivers to access any number of services, from saved routes and MapQuest directions to checking the weather and stock updates.
“Many drivers are unaware of all that OnStar has to offer,” said Douglas McKibbon, engineering group manager, OnStar Hardware. “We feel this new look will better shows the breadth of our voice-based services.”
The emergency button has also been changed from its former white cross inside a red circle to an “SOS” symbol. The “SOS” symbol is globally recognized and GM hopes that this change will help them as they continue to expand into different international markets.
“As we continue to expand, we want to make sure that our product and our service stay consistent throughout all markets,” said Terry Inch, vice president, Sales, Marketing and New Business Development. “Emergency service is a staple of OnStar and that’s why we moved to a globally recognizable symbol.”
Even the iconic blue OnStar button will be changed to reflect OnStar’s new logo which was unveiled in late 2010, but GM doesn’t want consumers to get too caught up with new buttons, because it is the technology behind them that is truly impressive.
“While the new buttons are cool, it’s what’s behind the button that is most impressive,” said McKibbon. “The buttons were changed for a few different reasons, but one was to better reflect the software updates that have gone into this current generation of OnStar.”
To get a look at the new OnStar interface, or to experience all the features of OnStar, visit John L. Sullivan Chevrolet in Rosedale, CA. The California dealer is also located online, at http://www.chevyworld.com.
About John L Sullivan Chevrolet:
John L Sullivan Chevrolet, http://www.chevyworld.com/, is a local Chevy dealership in the Roseville, CA area. The dealer’s finance specialists work with a vast array of lending sources to guarantee their customers get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. In addition, the California dealer provides automotive service, and offers Chevrolet parts.