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OnStar users now sending Google Maps directions to their cars

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2010

Today is a special day. It’s the first day that turn-by-turn capable GM vehicles as old as 2006 can search for destinations using Google Maps and have those destinations sent directly to their vehicles. Proof that some of us are living in a future slightly ahead of the rest of us. Those with GM vehicles.

The OnStar eNav feature is now fully functional and totally Googled. Hopefully other factory navigation systems start doing this very soon.

GM announces Automatic Crash Response technology

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2009

GM announces Automatic Crash Response technologyHere’s some technology that we hope you never have a personal use for. GM has announced its OnStar Automatic Crash Response technology that can transmit “basic telemetry from a crash, including GPS location, the crash’s severity, and whether the car’s airbags deployed.”

The new tool is called Injury Severity Prediction, because it will analyze the collected data and attempt to predict whether the crash has caused severe injury to passengers. Each crash will be given an Injury Severity Prediction of ‘normal’ or ‘high,’ which helps first responders better determine what level of care is required and what medical facility they need to transport you too.