OnStar Isn't the Only Way to Get Two-Way Telematics for Safety and Convenience
Have you heard those OnStar radio ads of real-life conversations between subscribers and the General Motors division's call
|While the most popular, GM's OnStar system is not the only two-way vehicle communication device on the market. (Photo: General Motors of Canada) |
centre? They're pretty persuasive as to the benefits of a two-way GPS system. Even more swaying are the new TV ads, featuring the guilt inducing eyes of a dozen know-it-all kids explaining that you can't truly care about your own if you would even consider transporting them in a vehicle that doesn't include the two-way communication device.
While GM licenses OnStar to other automakers, it's not available in all cars currently being sold in Canada, and a few years back was hardly available in any. Toyota, Nissan and Honda offer proprietary telematics systems in
|NowAuto, Inc., sells a similar system to OnStar and other OEM telematics systems in Canada, which can be installed in any type of car, truck or sport utility vehicle. (Photo: NowAuto, Inc.)|
their Japanese home market, but not North America, so there are few options for those wanting to take advantage of the convenience and safety aspects of a telematics system.
So what to do if you want to take advantage of a system that could in fact save your life or the life of someone you love, but the prospect of a new car is out of the question? NowAuto, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Navicom, sells a similar system to OnStar and other OEM telematics systems in Canada, via their Canadian distributor Automotive Security Plus (www.automotivesecurityplus.com), which can have it installed in any type of car, truck or sport utility vehicle.