General Motors subsidiary OnStar just announced a new brand identity, and with it, an expansion of the OnStar safety and security subscription services, with OnStar Guardian now available for motorcycles, as well as integration with Amazon Alexa for at-home use.
“As part of this next chapter, OnStar is launching a modern, simpler design that represents its commitment to elevating the standards of safety and security, both inside and outside the vehicle,” OnStar states. “Now, OnStar continues to expand its safety services – to motorcycle riders and into the home through Amazon Alexa integration.”
OnStar Guardian is now available to all members in the U.S. and Canada with a motorcycle, offering around-the-clock access to Emergency Advisors and roadside assistance specifically tailored to bikers. The app can utilize smartphone sensors to detect when a member is either riding or driving, as well as to determine when a crash occurs based on a sudden change in acceleration. The app can then notify an OnStar Emergency Advisor, who can then triage the situation and contact first responders and even provide medical assistance until help arrives at the scene. Finally, motorcyclists will have access to roadside assistance services in the event they need a jump, fuel, or a tow.
Additionally, OnStar Guardian is now available for integration with Amazon Alexa for at-home assistance and safety services. The voice-command response can connect Guardian Members in the U.S. with an OnStar Emergency Certified Advisor through compatible Alexa-enabled devices, making it quick and easy to get assistance by simply saying “Alexa, call for help.” The services are expected to expand further for GM and non-GM customers at home in the future.
“These latest expansions, as well as our work with the public safety community to advance new technologies, illustrate how GM is delivering on its promise to becoming a software innovator and building on our subscription services expertise,” said vice president of OnStar Safety and Connectivity at GM, Jeff Massimilla.