Competition is always good in the market because it forces manufacturers to produce a product that is better and more appealing than their competitors. Following FoMoCo’s announcement that it is adding Google Maps to its “˜Send to SYNC” feature, General Motors has announced a similar option.
GM owners with the OnStar service will now be able to use Google Maps to send destinations to the Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service in their vehicles.
“OnStar eNav, a feature of Turn-by-Turn Navigation, will become available through Google Maps at the end of this month,” GM said in a statement. “Drivers can access the destinations whenever they choose and get OnStar Turn-by-Turn directions to the destination from wherever they are.”
The Google Maps option will be available on all Turn-by-Turn capable GM vehicles starting with the 2006 model year and will integrate with OnStar Destination Download to send destinations directly to the vehicle”s screen-based navigation system.
“eNav is a perfect solution for subscribers who like the flexibility of being able to use Google Maps to plan their trips in advance, but without the hassle of bringing printed maps into the vehicle,” said Nick Pudar, OnStar vice president of new business development.
– By: Omar Rana