General Motors has announced that two proven life-saving safety technologies, OnStar and electronic stability control, will become standard features in the United States and Canada, covering all segments and prices except for some commercial models. The expansion of OnStar-equipped vehicles will be complete in 2007.
StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on many GM full-size SUVs and will added to midsize SUVs for 2006 models. All GM SUVs and vans will have StabiliTrak standard by the end of 2007, and it will be standard on all GM cars and trucks by the end of 2010.
OnStar features include alerting emergency services when air bags deploy, assisting authorities in locating stolen vehicles and remotely unlocking doors when keys are left inside.
StabiliTrak helps a driver maintain vehicle control during challenging or unexpected driving conditions, such as ice, snow, wet pavement and emergency lane changes or avoidance maneuvers.