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Video: On the Road with the OnStar® FMV Mirror


Now you can get OnStar® in almost any car. The OnStar FMV is a replacement for your vehicle's rear-view mirror, and gives you access to OnStar services like Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, and Turn-by-Turn Navigation. You'll also get Bluetooth for hands-free calling. OnStar has well-trained, friendly Advisors just a tap of a button away if you need them, 24 hours a day.

Zak:
We're on the road today with the OnStar FMV, which stands for For My Vehicle. It's a replacement mirror with OnStar built in. Previously, you could only get OnStar factory-installed into GM cars and trucks. Now you can put this mirror into a wide variety of vehicles, and it gets you OnStar service.

It has built in sensors that can sense if your vehicle has been in an accident, and it will automatically call for help for you. Push the red emergency button, and you get a special priority connection straight to a specially-trained OnStar rep who can help you deal with whatever situation it is. And it doesn't have to be just your car — you can even report an accident that somebody else has had with it.

It's also got built-in Bluetooth so you can pair your phone and make calls, and even better than that — if your phone dies or you leave your phone at home, it has a built-in hands-free calling feature of its own. You can purchase pre-paid OnStar phone minutes and use the mirror as your phone. So let's make a call.

OnStar FMV:
OnStar ready.

Zak:
Call Tara.

OnStar FMV:
Call Tara. Please say yes or no.

Zak:
Yes.

OnStar FMV:
OK. Calling Tara.

Zak:
One of the greatest features of the OnStar FMV is the turn-by-turn directions. Tap this blue button, and I'll be talking to an OnStar rep who will plug in the directions for me, send them right to the mirror, and then the mirror will talk us through it. So let's give it a try.

OnStar rep:
Connecting to OnStar. Welcome to OnStar. How can I be of assistance today?

Zak:
I'd like directions to the Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Virginia.

OnStar rep:
OK. I'd be more than happy to locate that for you. And while I'm searching for that, how are you today, sir?

Zak:
Doing well, thank you. How about you?

OnStar rep:
I'm doing quite well, thank you for asking.

Zak:
Good.

OnStar rep:
One moment. I'm still locating that for you. It's Short Pump Town Center, correct?

Zak:
That's right.

OnStar rep:
OK, I have that shopping center — 11800 West Broad St. inside of Richmond. I'll go ahead and set this up for your vehicle. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

Zak:
No that's it. Thank you very much.

OnStar rep:
Oh, you're quite welcome. Your mall's about ten miles away. Thank you for using OnStar. Enjoy your shopping.

Zak:
Thank you.

OnStar FMV:
Continue on Thompson Street for half a mile, then turn left onto VA 6, Kensington Ave.

Zak:
And you can see the little green light here is showing, which means that it's got directions loaded and it's navigating us to our destination.

Zak:
You'll need to get one of three mounting kits to get the mirror to fit on your car. You should give us a call — one of our advisors will be able to tell which one you need. OnStar also recommends very highly that you get professional installation on this piece. If you'd like to try it yourself, our tech support is always a phone call away if you get stuck. Or we can also help you find a local installer that'll help do the job for you. If you have any other questions about the OnStar FMV rear view mirror with OnStar, just give us a call.

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