For years, every GM car owner has been staring at that familiar blue button on their rearview mirror. Well starting in 2013 those buttons are getting a mild facelift. The old “call” button with its circled handset has been replaced with a more generic “general speech” icon. THis change was made to let consumers know that OnStar is capable of doing more than making calls. Drivers can access a saved map route, check weather, stock updates and much more. Of course it can still be used to make and receive calls.
The emergency button has also been changed. Gone is the traditional white cross on the red background, having been replaced with a red circle inscribed with “SOS”. GM has stated that this is to make the button more recognizable around the globe as some countries would not associate the white cross with emergency.
Finally the familiar blue OnStar buttons is using the companies new logo that was introduced in 2010. Depending on which GM vehicle you own, you may already have the new OnStar logo.
Now all this seems like a lot of talk about some button changes, but GM wants everyone to know how much effort has gone into this program. GM spent a lot of time researching current owners, and conducting worldwide surveys to ensure that the new buttons would better suit the capabilities of the OnStar system, and that it would be easy to recognize them worldwide.
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