OnStar Wins Telematics Update Award for Ninth Straight Year and Bill Jacobs is Very Proud to be a Part of GM's Success

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OnStar has accumulated 21 Telematics Update Awards in the program’s nine-year history.

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When it comes to OnStar, the sales team at Bill Jacobs Joliet - the leading Chevrolet and GM dealer in Joliet, Illinois and surrounding areas - are excited about the awards OnStar is winning, but they are not surprised in the least.

The Best Telematics Safety Technology award highlights OnStar’s commitment to providing more than 6 million customers with unparalleled safety and security services. Since its inception years ago, OnStar has deployed emergency services more than 1 million times. The service receives almost 2,500 Automatic Crash Response alerts every month.

“We’re thrilled that the telematics community has again recognized OnStar’s unwavering commitment to providing drivers with a safety service they can rely on,” said Linda Marshall, OnStar president.

“Our team makes a constant effort to not only enhance the safety of our customers, but also to help all drivers on the road and assist first responders in emergency situations. We thank the first responder community, who make the life-saving technology of OnStar a reality every day.”

Launching later this summer, OnStar FMV will deliver OnStar’s award-winning services to drivers of non-GM and older GM vehicles on the road. It can be installed on most top-selling vehicles manufactured in the past 10 years, including vehicles from Ford, Toyota and Chrysler.

OnStar FM will be available at Best Buy and other consumer electronic retail locations. To check if your vehicle can support OnStar FMV use the vehicle compatibility tool, which is also available at OnStar Facebook page.
GM has been leading the way in safety and technology for a while. Last year, OnStar, in coordination with the General Motors Foundation, provided a $500,000 grant to the International Center of Automotive Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. The grant was for research related to the prediction of injury severity after a crash.

With the grant, research being lead by Dr. Stewart Wang uses OnStar crash data, hospital records as well as first responder and police information to help improve the outcome for severe crash victims. Wang is director of the University of Michigan Program for Injury Research and Education.

Consumers who are interested in any GM vehicles that have OnStar service are encouraged to stop by Bill Jacobs Joliet, the premiere Chevy dealership in Joliet, Illinois and surrounding areas. They have a professional and friendly sales team that can answer questions about OnStar or any of the other high-tech features of GM models.


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