OnStar has announced their new Family Link service which adds yet another option to their robust portfolio of in-car services. The new Family link service is essentially a vehicle location service that lets customers track their car online. The online service also lets OnStar customers set up location alerts for their vehicle. These location alerts can be set up to alert them via email or text message. The alerts can be customized to the day, time and frequency of the alerts.
OnStar is positing this a great tool for families. In particular, it should be very enticing to parents looking to keep an eye on the teen drivers in their household. The Family Link service will be available as an add on to OnStar’s existing packages for $3.99 a month. The company says that the service will be available for some existing customers starting in April, and that it will be available to their whole subscriber base by the end of the year.
“OnStar continues to evolve because we spend time listening to our subscribers so that we can develop new technologies and applications that meet their needs,” said Finnorn. “Family Link is the result of OnStar turning what they imagine into a solution they can use.”