OnStar’s adds Remote Ignition Block feature to help recover stolen cars


General Motors OnStar system is adding another tool to the system that will quickly help recover a subscribers stolen vehicle. Known as the Remote Ignition Block, the technology will allow an OnStar Advisor to send a remote signal to a stolen vehicle to prevent the vehicle from restarting once the ignition is turned off.

“Remote Ignition Block is a prime example of the rapid pace of technological innovation underway at OnStar. We are developing services desired by our subscribers that deliver important societal benefits as well,” said Chet Huber, OnStar president.

OnStar will make Remote Ignition Block available on select over 2M GM 2009 and 2010 model year vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

On select models, authorities can also request Stolen Vehicle Slowdown if they have a clear line of sight of the stolen vehicle and confirm that conditions are safe to slow down the vehicle. OnStar said that it receives approximately 600 Stolen Vehicle Assistance requests from subscribers each month and has helped in over 28,000 requests over the past 10 years.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor