Vauxhall Sends Journeys Straight From Smartphone To Sat Nav

Vauxhall drivers can now programme their next journey into the car’s navigation system from the comfort of their arm chairs through the My Vauxhall app.

Using the innovative OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant together with the latest version of the My Vauxhall app, drivers can simply enter the destination on their smartphone and send it to their car at the push of a button. Addresses can also be added through the smartphone’s address book, making the process quick and easy.

The latest updates to the My Vauxhall app mean that drivers can now add useful comments to the Vehicle Location function, and even a photo, so forgetting where you have parked will never be an issue. To help avoid parking fines, My Vauxhall users can even set a timer to remind them when their parking ticket is about to expire.

Vauxhall OnStar makes driving more convenient and ensures excellent connectivity. Featuring friendly advisors instead of machines, the OnStar “guardian angel” automatically responds to crashes and helps locate stolen vehicles. The unique service also remotely unlocks doors, downloads destinations directly to the vehicle factory installed navigation system, sends emails on vehicle health and offers a 4G/LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

“Vauxhall OnStar is already popular with our customers and this latest update only makes Vauxhall’s connected services even stronger,” said Mike Lee, Vauxhall's Head of OnStar Strategy and Planning. “With the new Send Destination function and the helpful enhancements to Vehicle Location, the latest My Vauxhall smartphone app offers OnStar users more convenience and even greater peace of mind.”

Remote control via the My Vauxhall app is the most popular feature of OnStar. In addition to sending destinations to the satnav system, app users can locate the vehicle and lock or unlock the doors from their smartphone. To help find the car in a crowded car park, My Vauxhall users can honk the horn and flash the lights at the push of a button. They can additionally call up important data such as oil life or tyre pressures, while the app also allows users to manage the car’s Wi-Fi hotspot, connecting up to seven devices in and around the vehicle.

Android and iOS smartphone users can download the My Vauxhall app from Google Play Store and the App Store.