OnStar tallies 1,000th subscriber in China

Just two months after launching in the Chinese market, General Motors' OnStar telematics system has tallied its 1,000th subscriber. OnStar launched in the Chinese market in December of last year.

Although OnStar first became available in the United States in the fall of 1996, the telematics service is just beginning to surface in GM's China offerings. The service is currently available in the Buick Enclave and Cadillac SLS, but will expand to cover other 2010 Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet models by year's end.

Chin's version of OnStar includes many of the same features as its U.S. counterpart - including Automatic Crash Response, Automatic Airbag Response, Emergency Services, Remote Door Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Location, Good Samaritan, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Destination Download Assistance, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, On-Demand Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling, and Point Of Interest Assistance - but does not offer Stolen Vehicle Slowdown.

"We are so proud to be able to bring these great services to the people of China." said Chris Preuss, OnStar president. "We've responded to hundreds of thousands of requests for assistance over the years in North America, and we look forward to extending that same level of safety, security and peace of mind to our Chinese subscribers as we continue to expand."

OnStar is available in more than 50 GM models worldwide.