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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 16. In-Car Information and Entertainment: OnStar and MobileAria

The range of products and services now available for in-car information and entertainment is substantial. Today’s choices include services such as satellite radio from XM and Sirius, telematics services from OnStar and MobileAria, and many consumer electronics capabilities such as in-vehicle DVD players, MP3 players, and other types of entertainment systems. The satellite radio services from XM and Sirius are covered in another profile, so in this section we’ll focus on some of the telematics features from companies such as OnStar and MobileAria.

In the information and entertainment category, OnStar offers two services called Personal Calling and Virtual Advisor in addition ...

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