National Geographic : 2003 Sep
TODAY'S GM CARS AND TRUCKS ARE AS MUCH ABOUT BRAINPOWER AS THEY ARE ABOUT HORSEPOWER. From DVD players that entertain the kids, to XM® Satellite Radios that entertain you, we use technology to nake driving better. And safer. When your front air bag deploys, our DnStar®1 service pinpoints your vehicle's coordinates and calls for help. You can't see in the dark, so we :reated a technology that can. You don't have eyes in the Dack of your head, but our sonar-based rear-parking assist does. And since you're not always sure which Nay you're going, we put GPS on board. These are just a few of the cutting-edge innovations available on a surprising selection of GM vehicles. ,nd a few of the reasons why so many people are :oming back. Last year, GM led the industry with more epeat customers than any other automaker. Drivers iked what they saw. And felt. And heard. And touched. We're taking a more intelligent approach to car uilding these days. And it's one of the reasons Ne're back at the head of the class. GM RADIOS GET A TUNE UP. elusic and driving go hand-in-hand, channels cranking out whatever io when radio started shifting you want to hear, wherever you o satellite, we dialed right in. ^ want to hear it. From rock 'n roll roday we install XM Satellite . to reggae. From sea to shining Zadio on more vehicles than sea. And it's available today in my other automaker. 101 all-digital a GM dashboard near you? Ihe latest news, reviews and a glimpse of the road ah :HEVROLET PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE BUICK CADILLAC :HEVROLET PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE BUICK CADILLAC Going above and beyond with OnStar. It gets directions and makes reservations? It even saves lives. Is there anything OnStar doesn't do? Not really. This GM-pioneered innovation has been the standard ever since we launched it seven years ago. And today, some 22 million customer contacts later, we're still going beyond the call. Here's a look at how OnStar helped last month: * Responded to over 360 stolen vehicle reports. * Called 575 people when their air bags deployed. SHelped over 6,000 people involved in car accidents and emergency situations. * Came to the rescue of over 13,000 stranded drivers who ran out of gas, got flat tires and otherwise needed our help. " Ran diagnostic checks on over 13,900 vehicles. * Popped the locks on 25,000 car doors. *Gave directions to 223,000 lost drivers. The all-new Saab 9-3 offers the ultimate personal touch, the Saab Profiler. This central computer lets drivers customize 40 different on-board systems. Every Cadillac, including the head-turning Escalade, is equipped with a one-year OnStar service plan? Now, getting assistance is only a button away. The heads-up display available in the Corvette borrows technology from F-15 fighter jets, projecting practically every gauge onto the windshield. lead. See it all at www.gm.com/story. GMC SATURN HUMMER SAAB DnStar uses existing emergency service providers and cellular telephone and satellite technologies. Vehicle electrical system must be operating or OnStar to work. Call 1-800 -4 -ONSTAR or visit www.onstar.com for system limitations and details. 'Available in the 48 contiguous states. activation fee and service subscription are extra. Go to www.xmradio.com for details. Services vary depending on service plan purchased.