This article was developed in partnership with OnStar.

When learning to drive, one of the primary rules taught is safety first. This rule could have several interpretations, from ensuring your seat belt is fastened to doing routine maintenance checks so the car can optimally run.

Car and driver safety is crucial, and OnStar has been at the top of the game for decades. While its initial offering was focused on in-vehicle safety services, OnStar has been ever evolving and growing to encompass more than just safety through its technology and innovation products.

OnStar’s expansion hasn’t neglected the importance of safety, but the brand wants to make sure drivers have a well-rounded vehicle experience. Whether that is through features that make accessing your car more convenient or tapping into details that personalize your in-vehicle settings, OnStar simply wants to make your drive better.

Here are seven ways OnStar makes life a little bit better for everyone.

Road Trips Just Got Easier

For the last few years, traveling has been a questionable feat. But with the growing comfortability of socializing, many travelers are back on the road. If you know about road trips, they come with the proverbial question, “Are we there yet?”

OnStar offers passengers more ease and rider enjoyability with its In-Vehicle Apps, built-in Wi-Fi® Hotspot, and Google built-in compatibility offering the conveniences of Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play.

Your Car As An Entertainment Hub

Speaking of built-in features, in-car entertainment just got elevated with HD streaming to allow passengers to enjoy their favorite shows on top streaming services like Hulu, YouTube, and YouTube Kids.

Riders can also enjoy their favorite playlists and artists with SiriusXM, available no matter the make or model of your vehicle. And amplify those tunes with Infinity® Tune to personalize your musical experience.

With Infinity® Tune, design your perfect sound system at the push of a few buttons and instantly hear crisper music and podcasts. Choose from Live, Club or Talk experiences right from your vehicle’s center display.

The Ultimate Control System

The vehicle mobile app allows users to remotely turn up the heat in chilly weather or cool it down during the hotter months. But the vehicle mobile app is more than just a control system.

There is also a capability to use the app to check the fuel level, get help if you have a flat tire, check the charge status if you have an electric vehicle, and take advantage of the Map feature to find your vehicle with ease.

Start your engine, lock your doors, personalize your center display, schedule vehicle service, and more with the vehicle mobile app that’s available to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners. 

Abilities To Step In When You Need It Most

OnStar offers Roadside Assistance at the push of the blue button. No matter the situation, this feature will offer ease and peace of mind no matter where you are. 

In addition to help on the road, OnStar has services that will benefit you if you are in a car crash or if your car is stolen with Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. Each of these features come in handy when two of the most jarring car situations occur.

Detecting The Trends

People have a range of driving habits, and OnStar works to adjust to a driver’s behavior with its new OnStar Smart Driver feature.

Using this innovation, driver trends and behaviors can be detected, offering feedback and tips to improve driving skills, which can be accessed in an intuitive dashboard via the vehicle mobile app. This feature helps drivers maximize their vehicle’s performance and reduce wear and tear on the car.

A Hands Off Approach

Operating your car just got a little easier with Super Cruise. This technology allows for hands-free driving on compatible roads and has features such as Automatic Lane Change which allows the vehicle to change lanes if it detects a slower moving vehicle ahead in traffic or if the current lane is coming to an end. You can also tow a trailer with Super Cruise

With more than 400,000 miles of compatible roads available to select GM vehicles, Super Cruise is expanding across the U.S. and Canada, freeing up more hands and allowing drivers to focus more on the road.

Turning Around

Mother Nature can be unpredictable. With the growing variables associated with global warming, the earth is experiencing disasters that can almost be unavoidable if on a road trip.

OnStar Crisis Assist can be the saving grace a family needs if faced with a natural disaster while traveling.

Undoubtedly, OnStar has resources to help you in almost every area of life. To learn more about the range of possibilities and the personal anecdotes of those who use its innovative power, click here.To learn more about the OnStar x Blavity partnership, visit the #BetterNeverStops hub HERE.