OnStar Says “Stop, Thief!”
The General Motors-owned communications and tracking service known as OnStar will launch a convenient new service with some 2009 models- it will remotely disable OnStar-equipped cars that have been reported as stolen, the AP reported on Tuesday.
Starting with 2009 models being released in fall of 2008, about 20 GM models will come equipped with the service, which will slow cars down to an eventual stop once the vehicle is reported stolen. When that situation occurs, the driver will still have control of every car function with the exception of the horsepower.
OnStar users are eligible to opt out of the service if they so wish, but according to the AP, 95 percent of customers have said they would use it.