Detroit – OnStar by GM captured the “Best Embedded Telematics Navigation Product Award” at the 2008 Detroit Telematics Awards event.
Awards are judged by independent industry experts and are open to all companies in the automotive and mobile telematics eco-system.
OnStar received the Best Embedded Product award for their Turn-by-Turn Navigation system, a unique navigation service that uses an enhanced GPS system to guide drivers to their destination and automatically helps them get back on track if they make a wrong turn.
Drivers touch the blue OnStar button and then inform a live advisor of their destination. Directions are then sent to the vehicle and automated voice-guided directions are played in the vehicle as needed turn-by-turn.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition for our services,” said Nick Pudar, OnStar vice president, planning and business development. “We strive to use research, technology and strategic relationships to provide our subscribers with the most innovative telematics technology on the market today.”