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http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/11/onstar-says-gm-drivers-love-wal-mart

General Motors' OnStar unit has offered turn-by-turn directions for a while now, and the service seems to be gaining popularity among subscribers. In fact, July was a record month for direction seekers, with over 2 million routes requested in the U.S. and Canada. OnStar has access to more than 13 million points of interest, but one locale was requested more than any other. The General claims that nearly 40,000 OnStar subscribers sought out a local Wal-Mart in July, enough queries to make the value chain the most popular destination of July.

We're not at all surprised that Wal-Mart came out on top this month considering the sheer size of America's largest private employer, and the other top requests read like a who's-who of big business. Big-time hotel chains and major retail outlets dominate the top 10 most requested routes (the top 10 destinations list is available after the jump), but only one fast food chain and zero gas stations cracked the top 10.
DETROIT – OnStar subscribers requested more than 2 million routes in July, a monthly record of direction-seeking blue button pushes. And what was the most often sought destination?

The nearest Wal-Mart.

In fact, nearly 40,000 navigation requests routed subscribers to the retailer across the United States and Canada.

"Whether we route our subscribers to their favorite store or to a new restaurant to meet up with a friend, we are committed to providing drivers with useful and convenient services that make the driving experience a simple, safe and efficient one," said Scott Kubicki, vice president of subscriber services, OnStar.

"During this summer's busy travel season, our live advisors provided navigation service in record numbers and we expect to see a steady climb in navigation volume," Kubicki said.

With more than 13 million points of interest from which to choose, the top 10 most-requested destinations in July were:

1. Wal-Mart
2. Holiday Inn
3. Home Depot
4. Walgreens
5. Marriott
6. McDonald's
7. Bank of America
8. Starbucks
9. Target
10. Hampton Inn

OnStar's Turn-by-Turn Navigation connects subscribers to a live advisor who finds the destination being sought and sends audio directions to the vehicle that are played through the stereo. Turn-by-Turn Navigation allows subscribers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road as they safely reach their destination.

OnStar eNav makes it easy to pre-plan travel. Subscribers can visit Google Maps or MapQuest to plan a trip and have destinations sent to their OnStar system. Once in the car, subscribers simply press their vehicle's OnStar phone button to access voice-guided commands to select their pre-planned route. Turn-by-Turn Navigation or the subscriber's navigation screen then takes over to guide the way.

Subscribers driving a GM vehicle with a screen-based navigation system have access to OnStar Destination Download through which directions are remotely downloaded to the navigation screen. With Destination Download, there is no need to pull over and enter a specific destination. In fact, if a subscriber doesn't know the address, advisors can look it up and help subscribers safely navigate to their destination.
 

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If Toyota had Onstar.....


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If Toyota had Onstar.....


1. Repair shop
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It's funny because it's true - Toyotas are famously unreliable. :rolleyes:
 

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GM drivers love Wal-Mart? Now theres a surprise!!!:lol::lol::lol:
 

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GM drivers love Wal-Mart? Now theres a surprise!!!:lol::lol::lol:
I hate WalMart, I can count on one hand the number of times I have been in a WalMart. The only thing I go to WalMart for is motor oil, they have great prices on Valvoline full-synthetic.
 

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From this picture looks like America needs to work out and cut out the fast food:facepalm::facepalm::disappoin:disappoin

I heard a lot of "kids" are hitting puberty early because they are overweight. That's terrible.

Should read:

OnStar Says: Americans love being fat.
Corrected for ya:thumbsup:
 

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Besides where I'm going, is Onstar keeping track of anything else I should I know about? What the hell, all the more reason to not have OnStar in your car, nevermind the fact they can control your ignition with it, among other things.
 

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I prefer Target over Wal-Mart, but sometimes Wal-Mart has some pretty damn good prices on products.
 

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Why do you need directions to a McDonalds? theres like one around every corners....so, just keep driving and you'll see one, s**pid GM drivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Besides where I'm going, is Onstar keeping track of anything else I should I know about? What the hell, all the more reason to not have OnStar in your car, nevermind the fact they can control your ignition with it, among other things.
Actually I have heard it tracks all sorts of information some just to name a few are live mph, current location, etc. I personally would never want a vehicle that has onstar installed. I dont want to be tracked.
 

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I have Onstar and I couldn't care less if they want to track me. I have nothing to hide and if they want to watch me, they better have some no-doze....I lead a pretty boring life (while in my truck anyway :D).
 

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I hate WalMart, I can count on one hand the number of times I have been in a WalMart. The only thing I go to WalMart for is motor oil, they have great prices on Valvoline full-synthetic.
Same here. I try to avoid going there whenever possible.
 

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Why do you need directions to a McDonalds? theres like one around every corners....so, just keep driving and you'll see one, s**pid GM drivers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The ONLY way I can see that being reasonable is if you're driving to somewhere you've never been before and want to know where the closest one is.

I don't get why you need directions to Wal-Mart; shouldn't you know the area you live in? I would like to assume that these people are going to their local Wal-Marts, but I could be wrong.

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Everyone I know with a GM vehicle that came with OnStar didnt renew the subscription once it expired because they simply never used it.
The fact that it can contact emergency personelle in a crash is cool, but the navagation is kind pointless considering that nowdays most people have GPSs or smartphones that will give you directions. :dunno:
 
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