Remember the days of taking a road trip with nothing more than a map and directions from gas-station clerks?
Barely. The state of traveling has changed drastically in recent years — from map to Mapquest to TomTom to TomTom on your phone. The next step? Integrating the user experience so that cars and phones can talk to each other.
The company’s Android and iPhone apps got a small but noticeable upgrade on Tuesday, allowing subscribers to search for and save destinations on their smartphones and send them directly to their cars’ GPS system. Simple enough.
“Whether they need to call or visit a local business, RemoteLink navigation offers a simple and easy solution,” said Steve Schwinke, OnStar director of Advanced System Design.
In addition to this update, the RemoteLink app leverages OnStar’s connection to its drivers, providing up-to-date car information such as oil level, tire pressure, fuel level and lifetime miles per gallon.