OnStar Tracking System Lets You Monitor Your Vehicles in Real-Time

OnStar-Family-LinkIt’s 11 p.m. and your teenage driver is late for curfew. He says he’s at the movies, but how can you know for sure?  The answer is a new vehicle tracking system from OnStar called Family Link.

The Family Link tracking system will allow subscribers to track the location of their vehicles in  real-time via a website or email and text alerts for $3.99 per month.

Family Link allows owners of OnStar-equipped vehicles from Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac to track a family member through the OnStar website and receive email and text alerts when the vehicle arrives at a location or at a specific time.

The Family link vehicle tracking system has two main features: Vehicle Locate and Vehicle Location Alerts.

  • Vehicle Locate lets subscribers see an icon of their car displayed on a map in real time, with a written address and time and date stamp.
  • Vehicle Location Alert can send a daily email or text message to the subscriber at a predetermined time with the vehicle location.

OnStar has been testing the Family Link tracking system since last year with 4,500 families, “and they told us it provides them peace of mind by staying connected to their family when they’re on the road,” OnStar said in a statement.

The service will start a phased roll-out in mid-April for select users invited to participate. More subscribers will receive invites in June, with all users gaining access by year’s end.

There’s no limit on the number of cars that can be added to Family Link.


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