OnStar-Long before cars had mobile apps, Chevy had OnStar-Pressed a button, on the rear view mirror-Subscription-based communication that offered in-vehicle security, hands-free calling, navigation and remote diagnostics-Paved way for use of mobile apps in Chevy cars
History of Applications
Chevy Volt-One of the newest cars on the market-Most fuel efficient car sold in the US-Sold since mid-December-Plug-in hybrid electric, making it desirable car and one perfect for apps – Smart Car with a Smart Phone
OnStar App-Including the OnStar app-Compatible with Android, Apple and Blackberry-myChevrolet and OnStarMyLink. OnStarMyLink works with the onboard OnStar system in your car and offers location-based services, such as a GPS parking reminder and vehicle reference material. The MyLink app also features a searchable database of warning lights, dashboard indicator lights and a variety of commonly searched features from the owner's manual.
-Volt owners to connect to their vehicles wirelessly to access remote features via smartphone.-The Chevrolet Volt OnStarsmartphone app will: -let users know if the Volt is plugged in or not and whether it's charging on 120V or 240V -Schedule charging times to get the lowest off-peak rates and "Charge Now" if they need a quick boost. -Remotely start the Volt to preheat or cool the cabin while plugged in to preserve a bit of EV range. -battery charge level and gasoline and electric ranges will also be accessible using the app, as well as displays of miles per gallon, electric-only miles, and odometer readings for the last trip and the lifetime of the vehicle.
-Use with iphone and Android-based phones-Needs to be equipped with OnStarThe myChevrolet app takes things a step further. Working in conjunction with the OnStar app, the myChevrolet application allows you to lock or unlock the doors, start the engine and access a wealth of diagnostic information. The app allows you to see fuel level, remaining oil life and current tire pressure.These features aren't just for Chevy owners either; the app is available for Buick, GMC and Cadillac models, as well, in the form of myBuick, myGMC and myCadillac. All of the apps are available as a free download from the phone's respective app marketplace.
To use Chevy branded apps,OnStar is necessaryWays around it