OnStar Expands Safety Security Services to RV Industry
Recreational vehicle owners will now be able to travel America's highways with OnStar's safety, security and personal calling convenience services. OnStar has signed a distribution agreement with RiverPark Inc. of Elkhart, IN, to work with RV manufacturers to provide its safety and security services in motor homes. "We are excited about this new business opportunity to expand our service offerings to RV owners," said OnStar President Chet Huber. "Our services are clearly ideal for these travelers -- enabling them to locate everything from campgrounds to points of interest across the United States." RiverPark, established in 1981, is a highly regarded supplier of electronics components and products to the RV industry. "We're thrilled to be delivering OnStar to the RV market," said Steve Bollero, VP of Operations at RiverPark. "OnStar's unparalleled safety and security features, coupled with access to an amazing array of information, will afford motor home owners across the country exceptional convenience simply by pressing the blue OnStar button." As a distributor, RiverPark will work directly with RV manufacturers to facilitate design and vehicle integration, maintain inventories, process production orders and provide product support. OnStar's RV Special Edition services, targeted for availability in motor homes later this year, are provided at the touch of OnStar's three-button system:
- The red emergency button connects with a live OnStar advisor and provides the vehicle's GPS location. The advisor can request emergency/safety/rescue personnel be sent to the vehicle location or direct the driver to a nearby hospital or other emergency service point.
- The blue OnStar button connects with a live advisor and utilizes GPS to satisfy drivers' request for roadside services, find accommodations, or access information on millions of travel points of interest from OnStar's database.
- The white dot button connects with OnStar Personal Calling (OPC), a hands-free, voice-activated cellular phone that can be used to make and receive calls to third parties. Using OPC, drivers can access location-based traffic and weather information, as well as other personalized Web-based content, through the OnStar Virtual Advisor.