More GM vehicles to get OnStar smartphone control

| March 18, 2011 | Reply


The 70’s was a more simple time. Gone are the days of lap seatbelts and no car seats for the children. The days of riding in the back of my father’s pickup truck without a care in the world are now just a memory.

We have stepped into the twilight zone. With today’s smart phone technology you can: check fluid levels, tire pressure, lock the doors, and remotely start your vehicle.This can all be done with the push of a button with the smart phone app available to Android and iphone users. Let us  know what you think below

Once solely slated for the Chevy Volt, the OnStar MyLink smartphone app has gained considerable ground — last July, GM expanded the iPhone and Android remote domination over your horn, door locks, and real-time data to every 2011 automobile, and now it’s reaching back through time to activate fourteen vehicles from 2010. As you’d expect, that’s mostly a smattering of SUVs and crossovers like the Cadillac Escalade, Buick Enclave, GMC Yukon and Chevy Avalanche, though the Impala will also get the goods, and if you live in the lap of low-end luxury, you may be able to listen to Facebook updates on your 2010 Cadillac DTS or Buick Lucerne. Find the full list of compatible vehicles at our source link.

Source: Engadget

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Born and rasied in Marietta, Georgia. I am a gadget freak. I Remember playing with Tandy computers in the 70′s. I built computer systems in the early 90′s before Windows really got out on the market. I really enjoy technology and seeing how it has changed over the decades. My first cell phone weighed close to 10 pounds (back when pay phones were on every corner, and people owned beepers.) Devices I have owned include: Windows Touch Pro, Palm Pre, and the HTC EVO that I use daily.