OnStar Turn-By-Turn Navigation
Turn-By-Turn Navigation is an OnStar feature that provides in-vehicle navigation and directions to drivers.
Getting directions using OnStar can be accomplished in either of the following two ways:
- By pushing the blue OnStar button and telling an OnStar advisor where you want to go. Advisors can also help drivers find where to go by using a database of over 14 million points of interest. OnStar will send directions to the vehicle, often referred to as Destination Download.
- By using the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app, or myChevrolet, myCadillac, myBuick, myGMC, to find their destination and send it to their vehicle.
OnStar Turn-By-Turn requires an active OnStar subscription.
Turn-By-Turn vs. Regular Navigation
We are often asked about the difference between turn-by-turn directions and “regular” navigation. To the end user, turn-by-turn displays directions on the driver information center (DIC) and using voice prompts for directions. Meanwhile, a “normal” navigation system shows up on the vehicle’s navigation screen, if so equipped.
If instructed, an OnStar advisor has the ability to send Turn-By-Turn directions to the vehicle’s turn-by-turn or navigation system.
From a technical standpoint, these two types of navigation run through entirely different systems.