OnStar Connections

July 16, 2009 by

OnStar Connects Subscribers to MapQuest

Summer driving season is in full swing, prompting many Americans to turn to online mapping services such as MapQuest to help route them to their family outings and outdoor gatherings.

But did you know that instead of printing out directions from MapQuest, you can send them directly to OnStar? The directions will then be given to you audibly to you, turn-by-turn, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.
Here’s how to send your MapQuest route directly to your OnStar equipped vehicle:

    • Go to MapQuest and map out your route per the site instructions. 

    • Under the “Directions” header, just beneath your starting city, look for the clickable link to “send to OnStar”

    • Once you click that link, you’ll be prompted to enter your OnStar account number and your zip code for security.

    • Now all you’ll need to do is press the white phone button and say “Virtual Advisor” and your directions will be downloaded to your vehicle.

This service is available as part of OnStar’s Directions and Connections package and on vehicles that are OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation capable.

Visit onstar.com for more details.