I am about to purchase a new car and may need to change because I feel the need now for OnStar. I have had three Honda Accords and are happy with them. I now need something to carry a small scooter for my husband. Not sure if I need a wagon or small SUV but with OnStar. What cars come with OnStar?
OnStar is a GM product. If you want it, you need to buy a GM. Here are some others.
Although OnStar may be the most popular vehicle telematic service, it's not the only one out there. Other car manufacturers offer similar systems:
* Ford RESCU (remote emergency satellite cellular unit) and VEMS (vehicle emergency messaging system)
* Volvo OnCall
* BMW Assist
* Mercedes-Benz TeleAid and Command
Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda licensed OnStar technology in previous years, but both companies dropped it in favor of developing their own systems, called G-book and Internavi, respectively. Nissan also has its own telematics service, called CarWings. All three are only available in Japan. (from www.Howstuffworks.com)
Hope this helps.
〉 Answered on Dec 21st, 2008 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines