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OnStar, a supplier of in-vehicle safety, security and information services, announced today (March 9) its special-edition products and services now are offered as a factory option in Class A motorhomes built by eight companies.
The companies are National RV Holdings Inc., both its National RV and Country Coach divisions; Coachmen Industries Inc.’s Georgie Boy division; Forest River Inc.; Tiffin Motor Homes Inc.; Travel Supreme Inc.; Marathon Coach Inc.; Blue Bird Wanderlodge and Featherlite Inc.’s Vantare division.
OnStar products are distributed to the RV industry by RiverPark Inc. of Elkhart, Ind.
OnStar products use global positioning system (GPS) satellite network and wireless technology.
“OnStar provides RV owners safety and security with emergency services and travel assistance, including door-to-door and point-of-interest locations,” said Chet Huber, OnStar’s president. “OnStar’s powerful three-watt Personal Calling phone with an outside antenna, superior reception and hands-free operation also are important to RV owners traveling to remote sites.”
OnStar’s RV Special Edition is the three-button service providing the following:
• A red emergency button to contact a live OnStar adviser to get a GPS location so the adviser can contact a nearby emergency service provider or direct the driver to a nearby hospital or emergency service point.
• A blue button to use GPS data to find gas stations, request roadside assistance, find campgrounds or gather information about travel points of interest.
• A white button for making phone calls throughout the U.S. and Canada using OnStar Personal Calling, an integrated hands-free, voice-activated cellular phone.