SHANGHAI, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd. more than doubled its subscriber base in the last three months to surpass 200,000, a positive sign for OnStar and the China telematics industry as well.
"This significant milestone shows that drivers in China truly value our services," said Jon Hyde, general manager of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd. "We look forward to continuing to build on our leadership position in China by bringing new and enhanced services in the near future."
China became the world's largest auto market in 2010 with sales exceeding 18 million units. The demand for safety is rising along with the number of vehicles on the road. As a global telematics leader Shanghai OnStar helped contribute to road safety in China by responding to:
- More than 1,460 Automatic Crash Response victims with immediate crash notification helping victims receive timely emergency care
- More than 50 stolen vehicle locations allowing the local authorities to return the vehicles to their rightful owners
- More than 37,000 remote door unlocks for vehicle owners, sparing them time and worry
- More than 1.8 million Turn-by-Turn Navigation routes, helping drivers got to their destinations
Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd. is integrated with all three major passenger vehicle brands under Shanghai GM: Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet. Shanghai OnStar's services are available to all Shanghai GM customers from Chevrolet Cruze to the Cadillac SLS. Free OnStar service is available in the first year for customers who purchase Shanghai GM vehicles with the OnStar system.
With more than 6 million customers around the world, OnStar is the leading global provider of safety, security and connected information services, building on 15 years of experience in developing mobility solutions to keep drivers safe, with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
For more information about Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd., please visit www.onstar.com.
About Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co., Ltd.
Shanghai OnStar Telematics Service Co., Ltd. is a joint venture officially established by General Motors, SAIC Group and Shanghai GM on October, 2009. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and peace of mind for Shanghai GM models manufactured and sold in China.
OnStar, parent company of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Service Co., aims at improving vehicle safety. OnStar has 6 million customers globally and has performed all over the world and 253 million customer interactions. OnStar receives high praise from its customers and is the telematics industry leader.
OnStar provides the following 14 services in China:
- Automatic Crash Response
- Emergency services
- Automatic Airbag Deployment Response
- OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
- On Demand Diagnostics
- Good Samaritan
- Stolen Vehicle Location
- Remote Door Unlock
- Remote Horn and Lights
- Roadside Assistance
- Hands Free Calling
- Point of Interest
- Turn-by-Turn Navigation
- Destination Download
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of connected safety and security solutions, value-added mobility services and advanced information technology. Currently available on more than 40 MY 2011 GM models, OnStar soon will be available for installation on most other vehicles already on the road through local electronics retailers, including Best Buy. OnStar safely connects its more than six million subscribers, in the U.S., Canada and China, in ways never thought possible. OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is a recipient of the 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product in the technology category. More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.
SOURCE General Motors