Las Vegas, Nevada – OnStar will be available for vehicles in the U.S. not already installed with it, including older GM vehicles and other brands, with the introduction of an aftermarket rearview mirror equipped with OnStar’s core technology. The company said that the mirror, which goes on sale this spring through consumer electronics retailers, is compatible with most top-selling vehicles from major manufacturers.
The mirror will include automatic crash response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, stolen vehicle location assistance, one-button access to emergency and roadside services, and hands-free calling including Bluetooth connectivity.
“For years, thousands of drivers have asked us to get OnStar in vehicles that didn’t feature it as standard,” said Chris Preuss, president of OnStar. “With the retail product that we’ve introduced today they certainly can. This move into the consumer electronics space represents the biggest development in our business model since introducing OnStar as standard across all GM products several years ago.”
The mirror, which will initially be sold by Best Buy, will be priced at US$299 plus installation. A range of service plans will be available, starting at $18.95 per month or $199 per year.