Taking Connections on the Road
July 8, 2015
In today’s fast-paced, super-connected world, we expect everything at our fingertips—friends, family, information, shopping. We want things to be available on demand and on our terms. OnStar AtYourService1 brings that same connectivity to your vehicle, helping you find what you need when you’re on the road and offering deals that make the experience even better.
Every day, more of us rely on our ability to access the Internet from anywhere for everything from checking the weather before we head out for the day to chatting with friends on social media.
As connectivity moves into your vehicle, you can know what’s around you, even if you’re not in your own neighborhood. Need a cup of coffee? Three blocks away. Running low on fuel? Take a right at the corner. Have a craving for some sushi? One mile down on the left. It’s this level of connectivity that’s allowing us to make everywhere we go as familiar as our own backyards — so we can travel and shop with confidence, says CNET Editor Brian Cooley.
Shopping: Now and Then
Now, finding what you need is easy. Say goodbye to sifting through hefty phone books or trying to manage those hard-to-fold paper maps. Digital connections map alternate routes for us and even highlight the one with less congestion. And as we increasingly go online to search and shop, it’s easy to find the best deal.
Gone are the old-fashioned (and time-consuming) days of clipping coupons. Now there are mobile apps allowing us to access deals when we’re on the go. In 2012, an estimated 92.5 million people in the U.S. redeemed a digital coupon,2 saving shoppers a collective $800 million.3 It’s no wonder why we all love a good bargain! Avid saver Cheryl Robinson says the shift to digital coupons works much better for her busy lifestyle.
I didn’t have to think about it, I didn’t have to grab anything. It was there. It was instant.
When you’re in your car, you’re usually on a mission of some kind. You’re in a get-it-done, get-me-there, I-need-this-now mode. Cooley refers to this as unique time, not like every hour of the day. In the mornings, you might be dropping off kids or on your way to work. After work, you maybe do a little bit of shopping, run some errands or drive the kids to soccer practice. Life hasn’t changed that much, even though technology has.
Offers That Go Where You Go
OnStar AtYourService provides relevant and personalized offers for what you need based on where you go and what you do — making those long family road trips or tough commutes stress-free. By partnering with well-known national chains like Dunkin’ Donuts, Speedway, RetailMeNot and Priceline, it's more convenient than ever to get the things you use every day.4
Because your vehicle is connected — because you’re connected — we’re now able to better anticipate your needs and make sure you’re getting the best experience possible.
We spend on average 101 minutes in our cars each day. That means 4.3 years of our entire lives take place behind the wheel.5 And it can seem even longer when you’re running late and stuck in traffic or sitting at a red light with a “no turn on red” sign to get you down. All you need is a little caffeine kick to knock that headache to the curb.
Add that all up, and Americans collectively spend more than $158 billion on coffee alone each year — one reason why there seems to be a coffee shop on every corner. To make sure you’re getting the finest cup of Joe to get you going in the morning, your connected car can suggest where to go, how to get there quickly with Turn-by-Turn6 directions and help you save money once you arrive too.
Connectivity — wherever it may be — is all about a personalized experience. Your OnStar-equipped vehicle can find that thing that you love or the item that you need — wherever you are. AtYourService puts the information at your fingertips for you to decide where you want to go. See how it can work for you.
Taking the family for a getaway
We're "the sooner the better," one-day road warriors
No rush! Stopping for the night is part of the fun.
Stay energized with coffee discounts along the way.
Enjoy access to reduced hotel room pricing.
Packing your beach bag!
A cold, refreshing drink.
A new book to get lost in.
Save on a refreshing iced coffee on the way.
Get a discount on the audio book you've been eyeing.
On a golf outing with your friends
Mastering a new course.
Keeping the annual trip alive.
Save on stay-and-play packages (member's bounce included).
Get special prices on snacks and drinks as you head to the links.
Your connected car and the smart devices you own are tools to make your life easier. By integrating navigation with new technology, OnStar AtYourService enhances your connection to the world around you — empowering you when you head out on the road to make informed decisions and have the best experience possible. Learn more about the benefits of staying connected.
It saves time. It saves money. It saves effort.