General Motors (GM) recently released images of what the all-new OnStar interface will look like. Customers can see firsthand what the new buttons look like by stopping by Ivory Chevrolet in Atlanta, GA.
The three buttons displayed on the rearview mirror have been completely redesigned. The hands free calling button, formerly a white phone enclosed by a circle, has been replaced by the new voice command button. The new button can now be used for much more than just phone calls. Drivers can now use it to access any number of services. Anything from saved routes and MapQuest directions to checking the weather or sport scores can now be accessed via voice commands.
“Many drivers are unaware of all that OnStar has to offer,” said Douglas McKibbon, engineering group manager, OnStar Hardware. “We feel this new look will better shows the breadth of our voice-based services.”
The biggest change perhaps is the emergency button. Formerly it was a white cross with a red circle. This has been changed to a more globally recognized “SOS” symbol. The “SOS” has been know as the universal distress symbol , and GM hopes that this will help create a universal easy to understand help symbol that will be used as they continue to expand into different international markets.
“As we continue to expand, we want to make sure that our product and our service stay consistent throughout all markets,” said Terry Inch, vice president, Sales, Marketing and New Business Development. “Emergency service is a staple of OnStar and that’s why we moved to a globally recognizable symbol.”
Even the iconic blue OnStar logo button will get a makeover. It will be changed to reflect OnStar’s new logo which was unveiled in late 2010. But don’t get too caught up with new buttons, because the technology behind them is much more important!
“While the new buttons are cool, it’s what’s behind the button that is most impressive,” said McKibbon. “The buttons were changed for a few different reasons, but one was to better reflect the software updates that have gone into this current generation of OnStar.”
To get a look at the new OnStar interface, or to experience all the features of OnStar, visit Ivory Chevrolet in Union City, GA. The Georgia dealer is also located online, at http://www.ivorychevy.com.
About Ivory Chevrolet:
Ivory Chevrolet, http://ivorychevy.com/, is a local Chevy dealership in the Union City, GA area. The dealer’s finance specialists work with a vast array of lending sources to guarantee their customers get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. In addition, the Georgia dealer provides automotive service, and offers Chevy parts.