Thursday, September 20, 2012

OnStar FMV

OnStar FMV: Bringing OnStar To Non-GM Vehicles

You have seen or heard the ads. A woman is in an accident and OnStar knows because there airbags went off, and so the OnStar advisor asks the driver if she is okay while emergency medical teams are on the way.

OnStar, owned by General Motors, has in recent years just been available on GM cars. But in the last year, OnStar has been selling a new product--OnStar FMV, which allows a consumer to put OnStar into any car or truck, though it doesn't have all the services and gee-whiz features of OnStar in a GM vehicle.

http://autos.aol.com/article/onstar-fmv-bringing-onstar-to-non-gm-vehicles/

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Small SUVs, Big Capabilities

Small SUVs, Big Capabilities: 2012/2013 Compact Crossover Comparison

Concerns about fuel prices may have tempered America's love affair with sport-utility vehicles, but it has by no means brought it to an end. Think of it as a refocusing, a renewal based on a reassessment of contemporary realities. As a consequence of these re-prioritized priorities, compact SUVs have become one of the hottest categories in a slowly reviving U.S. auto market.

http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/small-suvs-big-capabilities-20122013-compact-crossover-comparison/?crversion=b