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GM's OnStar Expands to 70 U.S. Areas

October 31, 2001

General Motors Corp.’s OnStar in-vehicle communication system offers local traffic updates to drivers in 70 U.S. metropolitan areas.Through OnStar’s voice-activated Virtual Advisor services, drivers can receive information on accidents, delays, and construction within a five-mile radius of their vehicle. Nick Richards, OnStar spokesperson commented: “Traffic is one of the categories that when we polled our subscriber base they said they really wanted.”OnStar currently has 1.7 million subscribers, many of whom receive the service free as part of an introductory offer. Detroit-based GM offers OnStar in 36 of its models and also licensed the service to Honda Motor Co.’s Acura division and Volkswagen AG’s Audi division.
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