Locked on...Onstar

Post date: May 27, 2011 2:16:43 PM

Why I think Onstar is a bad idea...

Here is some background on Onstar:

OnStar Corporation is a subsidiary of General Motors that provides subscription-based communications, in-vehicle security, hands free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, and remote diagnostics systems throughout the United States, Canada and China.” Source Wikipedia

Since GM has been taken over by the Government and become Government Motors I would never buy a GM vehicle that has the Onstar feature (I think all new vehicles have it ). One thing that I think could happen is that the government could mandate “Onstar” be a safety feature on ALL vehicles sold in the USA with in the next 10 or 20 years. Not just GM but every other car van etc...but I think that large commercial trucks and motorcycles would be exempted because they would lobby congress and win.

So now what was once a subscription-based services is now a tax on vehicle owners at ALL a cost of at least $250+ per year per vehicle. A lot of this will happen when the "Green" vehicles start becoming mainstream. At that point getting gas for your car will be near impossible so the people are forced to use this system.

But hope is still here alternatives are available.

1) I think motorcycles would increase in use at least 10 fold

2) large vehicles like school buses dump trucks U-hauls etc... that have diesel motors can convert those into biodiesel so that they will run on veg oil or other better fuel sources.

3) biodiesel based car conversions would increase also e.g. old Benz

Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

privacy issues

it also cost $18.95 a month you can get a cell phone for that much

“Who currently has their big fingers in the GM pie? The US government.

Who has been turning against the American people?” Source roberts webblog

Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OnStar

http://robertswebblog.com/onstar-a-good-idea-a-bad-idea/

http://www.ehow.com/how_5806198_disconnect-onstar.html

http://www.dcmetromoms.com/2009/01/onstar-sucks.html