OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics

By Deane Barker on February 16, 2006

OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics: As if you didn’t get enough email already, now you can get it from your car:

About every 30 days, your vehicle will automatically transmit diagnostic data on your engine, airbag, antilock brake, electrical and OnStar systems, as well as your odometer reading and remaining oil life. After OnStar receives this information, we’ll send it to you in a simple e-mail report.

It’s an interesting commentary on email, isn’t it? They could display the data on some screen in the car, but then no one would read it. They could mail it to you, but you’d never open it. But everyone likes email — we can file it, tag it, print it, delete it. Everything goes better in email.

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