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OnStar Gets Competition

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Toyota to roll out safety, driver assist services

Marks the first major competition for General Motors' OnStar service

NEW YORK - Toyota said Wednesday that it plans to roll out new safety and driver-assist programs on certain Toyota and Lexus models beginning late this summer.

The Japanese automaker’s system was unveiled Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It marks the first major competition for Detroit-based General Motors’ OnStar service.

The company said both the Toyota and Lexus versions will offer safety systems, while the Lexus version also includes driver convenience features such as directions to nearby destinations and a voice command program that can be used to control everything from the vehicle's satellite radio to its climate control system.


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Where is the headline article that Toyota is finally catching up to GM in technology 15 years later?

...and more limited offerings from the sound of it. Have to have a Lexus to get directions? You can get the turn-by-turn system in the Cobalt IIRC.

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A day late and a dollar short. GM pioneered in vehicle tela-communications nearly 15 years ago. Olds new. OnStar is one very good part about GM and has a good reputation and following. Toyota is really going to have to play catch-up some vehicle buyers insist that there new vehicle has OnStar and don't even know it is only on GM cars... :lol:

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