We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Video: OnStar introduces new tracking feature


Onstar will roll out a new feature that lets drivers find and track their cars. Called Family Link, it’s intended to bring peace of mind to families and let parents check in on their children's location or even a wife on her husband's.

“Family Link offers two features.  First is our vehicle location, which allows customers to go on to our website and obtain the location of their vehicle at any point in time.  And the second is vehicle alerts, which allows them to sign up in advance to get an email or a text of their vehicle’s location at a specific time.”

Although some see Family Link as a spying tool, the service is intended to provide an interactive platform that will increase safety and security.

GM has more elaborate plans in the works for the future of Family Link. Here a Chevy Volt is equipped with a 4G connection, allowing family members at home to Skype video chat with the driver. There's no release date on this new feature yet, but Family Link will begin availability this April. It costs 4 dollars a month and all US subscribers can expect access later this year.

Video Source: IDGNS Boston
Article Author:
Video Category: News

Share this video



Comments

Most Popular Videos
Why you should buy the OnePlus One (if you can): OnePlus One video review play video

Why you should buy the OnePlus One (if you can): OnePlus One video review

We put the OnePlus One through its paces in our OnePlus One video review.
watch video »


5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best? play video

5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

What is best: Mac or PC? Here we examine five key areas, and help you to decide if you should buy a Mac or a Windows PC or laptop. (Answer: get a Windows machine.)
watch video »


Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME176CX) video review: good-looking and sturdy tablet boasts hardware that rivals more expensive products play video

Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME176CX) video review: good-looking and sturdy tablet boasts hardware that rivals more expensive products

The Asus Memo Pad 7 takes on the Tesco Hudl, Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 with a £120 price tag.
watch video »




IDG UK Sites

6 cheapest 4K TVs in the UK 2014: Get a UHD telly without breaking the bank

IDG UK Sites

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 256GB, Early 2014) lab tests and benchmarks

IDG UK Sites

How to stop your parents opening and responding to phishing emails

IDG UK Sites

Google to ship first Project Ara developer boards in July