OnStar has produced a new smartphone application providing Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection to their cars.
Compatible with Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry Storm and Motorola's Droid smartphones, the app provides real-time data connection and control over vehicle functions such as programming charge times.
The OnStar Mobile Application retrieves information from the Volt such as battery charge level, odometer readings, miles per gallon and electric-only mileage, and displays them in real time on a smartphone.
Volt owners can receive text or email notifications for charge reminders, power interruptions and when the battery is fully recharged. Owners can also manually program the Volt to recharge at off-peak power usage times to take advantage of lower electricity rates.
Traditional OnStar features such as remote door lock, unlock, horn and light controls, typically available only by calling OnStar's control center, will also be available for Volt owners through the application.
Volt owners with internet-ready phones other than the iPhone, Storm and Droid will be able to access the application through a mobile browser.
The OnStar Mobile Application will be available for the Volt's launch. Online demonstrations for the Motorola Droid and Blackberry Storm are available at OnStarMobileDemo.com, while an iPhone demo app is available through the iTunes store.
More: OnStar Introduces Chevrolet Volt Smartphone App