​DARPA Hacks GM's OnStar To Remote Control A Chevrolet Impala

In a broad-reaching report by 60 Minutes about DARPA and the Internet of Things, the Department of Defense has shown that it can hack General Motors' OnStar system to remote control a last-gen Chevrolet Impala. » 2/08/15 10:30pm 2/08/15 10:30pm

OnStar Can Now Assess Your Driving For Cheaper Insurance Rates

Starting this summer, OnStar will become the electronic version of nervous parents in the back seat of a teenager's car, providing drivers with an opt-in program that will evaluate their driving over a 90-day period. Once complete, it will not only give drivers an objective assessment of their skills behind the… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

Chevrolet Vehicles Will Soon Predict Breakdowns Before They Happen

Through the use of in-vehicle sensors and the OnStar system, General Motors' customers already get monthly updates on the health of their vehicles and alerts to potential problems. But the company is now looking to take preventative vehicle maintenance even further with a new system that promises to pinpoint potential… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

The New Corvette Stingray Will Come With Built-In Instant Replay

You can brag to your friends about the amazing weekend you had at the track all you want, but without a witness, you might as well be boasting about that monstrous fish that got away. So for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, GM is including what it calls its Performance Data Recorder which overlays telemetry,… » 1/05/14 10:49pm 1/05/14 10:49pm

GM's OnStar Future Car: 4G and a Dash Full of Apps

As had been promised, so GM has delivered: a demonstration of what it's like to have 4G LTE—and apps, so many apps—in your car. Angry Birds in your dashboard might help your road rage, but is it safe? » 1/08/12 11:00pm 1/08/12 11:00pm

OnStar To Demo In-Car Video Chats—That Sounds Safe, Right?

While lawmakers are passing stricter regulations on cellphone usage in cars, OnStar seems to be bucking that trend. At CES they'll be showing off a new in-car 4G infotainment system that will stream video content and allow for video calls. » 12/21/11 10:20am 12/21/11 10:20am

OnStar Is Tracking Your Speed And Location Even When You Cancel Your…

OnStar is alerting customers of a change in its privacy policy that'll let the company collect the speed and location of any OnStar-equipped vehicle, even when the owner no longer subscribes to the monthly service. » 9/20/11 8:39pm 9/20/11 8:39pm

My Car Wants a Rearview Mirror with OnStar Agents Inside It

The OnStar FMV mirror gives you the benefit of their famous emergency response without buying a new car. It's like they're staring right back at you, keeping you safe. Creepy, sure, but effective. » 7/19/11 10:00am 7/19/11 10:00am

Remote Control Your Car With OnStar's Mobile Apps

If you don't feel like you're giving off enough of a James Bond vibe—and happen to own a 2011 Cadillac or Chevy—OnStar's new MyLink apps might help. And they're useful! Unlock doors, check gas levels—even start the ignition. » 10/29/10 8:40pm 10/29/10 8:40pm

OnStar Users Can Beam Google Maps To Their Car Starting Today

The announcement came earlier this month, but today's the first day that GM's OnStar eNav feature is fully operational. If you've got an OnStar-enabled GM vehicle (model year 2006 or more recent), you can search for a destination on Google Maps and have it sent directly to your car. Just like Ford Sync! And hopefully… » 7/01/10 6:27pm 7/01/10 6:27pm

No Kidding: OnStar Cars Can Be Hacked, Remotely Controlled

You've seen the OnStar commercial: A stolen SUV is remotely disabled and glides safely into the median, no police chase necessary. Convenient and safe! But what's to stop a nefarious hacker from doing that too? Not much, say researchers. » 5/16/10 4:00pm 5/16/10 4:00pm

OnStar Won't Have Twitter, But You Can Have CialisLevitrvViagra,…

GM won't won't put Tweets in your car? But 0rdering Canada drugs from a Canadian Pharmacy Mall, and finding relief, has never been easier! » 4/01/09 5:48am 4/01/09 5:48am

Analog Cell Network Goes Bye-Bye, Escalade Owners Weep

Sad news in the rap community: As of December 31, OnStar will no longer support its own analog systems in older vehicles, in anticipation of the analog cellphone shutdown scheduled for Feb. 19, 2008. Most of us no longer have analog phones, not even those dual-band and tri-band ones capable of analog roaming. Still,… » 12/26/07 11:17am 12/26/07 11:17am

OnStar Slams the Brakes On Car Thieves

Sorry, dudes—I just had to write that headline. But it's true: the 2009 OnStar systems in about 20 GM models will be able to access the brakes to stop a perp in his tracks. First, there would be a verbal warning, where the car, hopefully voiced by William Daniels, will tell the thief that it will slow to a stop. The… » 10/09/07 12:24pm 10/09/07 12:24pm

Corvette Z06 for 2007: 0-60 in 3.7 Seconds, But Pricier

We're thinking the Corvette counts as just one big gadget, and when we saw the first pictures of the 505hp Z06 model for 2007, we couldn't resist sneaking you a peek. The newest version of America's Sports Car doesn't add a whole lot of new gizmotronics, with its main addition for the 2007 model year being OnStar, a… » 8/09/06 11:41am 8/09/06 11:41am