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Microsoft Virtual Earth used for OnStar system

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Mon May 18, 2009

MS program used for OnStar

OnStar, GM's in-car telematics service used for security, safety, and communications, is collaborating with Microsoft using Virtual Earth. The addition of the mapping service will give emergency responders better location information with enhanced GPS and 3D aerial imagery technology. Microsoft Virtual Earth creates images of geographic and location-based information, combining Microsoft's 3D maps with location data from the subscriber's OnStar system.

Using Microsoft's system, OnStar is hoping to improve reliability of its location data in order to provide more comprehensive information to emergency response teams should a subscriber need immediate help. The system is available for all GM vehicles with OnStar capabilities, and is included for free with all new GM vehicles.



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