OnStar and Google Partner to allow Turn-by-Turn Navigation


GM OnStar and Google have reached an agreement that will let OnStar users search destinations using Google Maps and send those destinations to the Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service in their vehicles. The Turn-by-Turn Navigation feature will be available through Google Maps at the end of June. If you have OnStar service in your GM car, you can access the Turn-by-Turn directions to the destination of your choice wherever you are.

With the eNav feature in the Turn-by-Turn service, it allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road. Also, the Google Maps option will be available on all current Turn-by-Turn capable GM vehicles from 2006 model to present. The maps will be available to download through OnStar Destination Download, which send destinations directly to the vehicle’s screen-based navigation system.

For the 2011 model year, OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on all OnStar-equipped, GM retail vehicles. In addition, OnStar and Google Maps can be run on the Google Android platform as well.