DETROIT – OnStar by GM, a leading in-vehicle safety, security, and communications service, was recognized with two awards at the 2006 Telematics Update Awards. OnStar has received 10 awards since the inception of the event. The Telematics Update Awards, which are held each year in conjunction with Telematics Update Detroit conference, recognizes companies’ performances and contributions to the telematics industry. OnStar has played an integral part in shaping the telematics industry by applying its resources and capabilities to incorporating emerging consumer-based technologies into the vehicle development process, resulting in unique benefits and value to GM vehicle buyers and its over 4 million OnStar subscribers. OnStar’s contributions were recognized with two awards, including:
  • Best Telematics Navigation Product: OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation: Introduced in Feb. 2006, this product is the first factory-installed, fully-integrated GPS navigation product.
  • Best Technology for Automotive Safety: OnStar: Winning the award for the fourth consecutive year, OnStar was selected for its outstanding ability to use telematics solutions to provide peace of mind to drivers in the event of a collision, as well as providing day-to-day applications such as hands-free calling and voice-activated directions.

    Past OnStar Telematics Awards honors include the Leadership Award in 2003 and 2005; Telematics in Action Award in 2003, 2004, and 2005; and the Heroes Award in 2003.

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