OnStar teamed up with Detroit music producer, OCTiV, to create an exclusive video featuring the RemoteLink app and several Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2012 Camaro. OnStar's RemoteLink is now available on Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones, and is available for download from Blackberry App World
The RemoteLink app was conceived as a feature for Chevrolet Volt owners to remotely check the status of their vehicle’s battery life. From there, the idea grew to leverage OnStar’s unique connection to the vehicle, providing drivers with up-to-date vehicle information such as oil level, tire pressure, fuel level and lifetime miles per gallon. The app also offers users remote commands, including remote start, door lock/unlock and horn/light activation.
Last year, OnStar added a navigation enhancement to RemoteLink, providing customers with the ability to search for a destination on their smartphone and send it directly to their vehicle, where they can access the route via OnStar. According to OnStar data, those who use the app most include the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Sonic drivers along with Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups drivers.
For the 2013 model year, the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app will be compatible with 31 General Motors vehicle models.
Since it was introduced, OnStar’s RemoteLink app has been available for iPhone and Android smartphones, but OnStar heard from many subscribers asking for a BlackBerry app.
“We listened to our subscribers, and in doing so, took an extra step by writing the BlackBerry version using HTML5 technology,” said Steve Schwinke, director, Advanced Systems Development for OnStar.