It seems like every time I watch TV there is a commercial for OnStar that I see as I zip past it with my DVR. OnStar is admittedly a really cool system with all sorts of features if you own a GM vehicle that comes with it. OnStar can unlock your doors, keep you from getting lost, and catch the thief that takes your car.
If you like OnStar and the cool features it offers, like calling 911 for you if you are in an accident, but don’t want to have to roll GM to get the system you will like this bit of CES news. OnStar announced today that it would be offering a new AddOn mirror that puts OnStar and some of its functions into any car.
The mirror will add in hands free integration with your mobile phone, automatic crash reporting, emergency 911 calling, security, and navigation. I guess it won’t unlock your doors since the AddOn isn’t rolled into the car electronics and systems. The mirror will cost you $299 this spring when it hits Best Buy.