The OnStar system offers a number of features that any dad would find useful, including turn-by-turn navigation, hands-free calling, and automatic emergency crash response. You don't have to buy a whole new car to get these services, just a new mirror. The OnStar FMV replaces almost any vehicle's rear-view mirror, bringing with it GM's concierge service.
The good: The OnStar FMV is an installed telematics system that rolls turn-by-turn directions, two hands-free calling systems, and driver safety features into one package. OnStar service includes a safety net of roadside assistance and automated emergency services.
The bad: The lack of a navigation display may be a turnoff for some. Price, installation, and subscription fees create a high cost of entry.
The bottom line: If you want easily accessible emergency services and like the idea of having a real person on tap to help you pick destinations, OnStar FMV may be worth a look.
May 5, 2013 10:00 PM PDT
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