OnStar Opens Crisis Assist Emergency Services to Those Affected by Southern California Earthquake

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					OnStar Opens 'Crisis Assist' Emergency Services to Those Affected by Southern California Earthquake OnStar Provides All Services to All Subscribers Affected, Regardless of Plan DETROIT, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- OnStar reminds its subscribers in Southern California that a simple push of the OnStar button in GM vehicles will put them in contact with the help they need. OnStar's Crisis Assist capabilities include specially trained Crisis Advisors who will help with: -- GPS Positioning: Contact emergency responders if needed and direct them to the subscriber's location, using OnStar's embedded cellular calling system and Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology, which pinpoint a subscriber's location when he or she contacts an advisor. -- Emergency Services Notification: Inform appropriate public safety officials when a subscriber contacts OnStar about someone in need of emergency assistance. -- Emergency Calls: Connect subscribers to loved ones, family and friends. -- Emergency Directions: Provide real time crisis information and centralized assistance for food, water, shelter locations and hotel accommodations along with information on road closures, power outages, and weather updates. "When fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes affect our customers, OnStar opens its services to all affected subscribers," said Scott Kubicki, vice president, OnStar Subscriber Services. "Southern California residents are encouraged to press the OnStar button on their GM vehicle for information about the event, shelter information and evacuation routing." Preparation is the best defense in any kind of crisis. For more information on OnStar Crisis Assist, visit www.onstar.com. About OnStar by GM OnStar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and communication services. OnStar is available on more than 50 MY 2009 GM models. OnStar is standard for one year on nearly all new GM retail vehicles in the United States and Canada. OnStar provides services to more than 5 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. OnStar ranked at the top of the latest Consumer Telematics Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research in 2008. More information about OnStar can be found at http://www.onstar.com/. Source: General Motors Corporation Web site: http://media.gm.com/ http://www.gm.com/ http://www.onstar.com/


				
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