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The Future of Technology in Cars "Need to check traffic conditions? Or your own email? You can visit the Internet in the driver's seat of your vehicle. Lost? Onstar will steer you to your destination. Tired? Hungry ? OnStar's concierge service will handle hotel and restaurant reservations. Stranded? OnStar will contact the nearest tow truck service and send help to any place. Important telephone call to make? Just call out the number and you're linked, all at your palms twenty five hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days annually." These are just a couple of the numerous benefits of getting OnStar in your car. General Motors first introduced OnStar from the Northstar Cadillac's in 1996, and now it's available to most automobiles. "OnStar relies on cellular telephone and global positioning system (GPS) technology, and, although it has vigation capabilities, it is far more than the onboard navigation system." This implies it's like a private concierge, but just a phone call away. OnStar has a protected security too, as you press the OnStar button the human operator on the other end asks for your personal password, after this is verified all services are accessible to you. OnStar provides human operators, all the time, not computers to help you. Once your password has been verified the caller's identification and location appears on the operator's display. Depending upon your question the operator possesses a list of restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and basically anything in the area that you are calling from. OnStar is more than simply a navigation system; because of the computer-activated method the OnStar operator can remotely unlock your car, or even beep the horn. All the owner has to do is call from a payphone or cel...