Navigation screens have been available on more expensive models, now a new service is being offered at a more affordable price for all consumers.
The new service, called OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation from General Motors, allows consumers to talk to a live advisor, who in turn sends complete step-by-step audio directions to their vehicles through their OnStar system.
Audio directions are then automatically played through the vehicle's radio as they are needed, triggered by the system's GPS capabilities. This allows drivers to be led to their destination while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
"With OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, we're demystifying navigation technology to bring safe, simple GPS-based routing to the mass market at a fraction of the cost of other systems," says Dave Mitchell, manager, OnStar Canada. "The service will be available in approximately one million GM cars and trucks in 2007 and will be expanded further within the portfolio in 2008."
Without the argument over directions, what will the next road trip disagreement be? Where to stop for dinner or what DVD to watch?
More information is available online at www.onstar.ca.