Traverse City, Michigan – OnStar announced it has launched a pilot for a new optional service that will allow subscribers to locate their vehicle’s exact location by logging on to the Family Link web site and viewing its location on a map. Subscribers can also set up e-mail or text message notifications to let them know the location of their family’s vehicle. They can choose the day, time and frequency of the alerts.
The service is intended, primarily, as a means for parents to check the location of their teenage children who are driving the family car.
“Our subscribers have asked us for a solution to help them stay connected to their family when they’re on the road,” said OnStar President Linda Marshall. “What parent hasn’t asked their teenaged driver to call or send a text when they arrive somewhere, only to not hear from them? Family Link’s Vehicle Locate feature lets a parent check on their child’s progress or help determine when he/she might be home safe and sound.”
Participation in the OnStar Family Link pilot is by invitation only and will include approximately 10,000 active U.S. OnStar subscribers.
Access to the Family Link website requires an OnStar user name and password. Only the subscriber with access can locate a vehicle or send alerts.