MapQuest is pleased to announce the general release of OnStar eNav, an online destination planning service that allows OnStar subscribers to send locations to the Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service in their OnStar vehicle. In the weeks leading up to launch, we’ve had all kinds of folks taking eNav out for a ‘test drive’. One of our Product guys, Marshall, sent us a note about his experience, and it sounded so good I decided to share it with the MapQuest Blog:
“Friday night at 6:30pm, I used the Send To OnStar server and added a Chili’s Restaurant, a soccer field, and my home to my OnStar address book using the Send To OnStar anchors on the MQ pages.
I hopped in the car, connected to Virtual Advisor and asked for Chili’s… the directions were downloaded quickly and the route was perfect! After a Coke (hahaha), I then asked for “Soccer” (which I had used as the label for Amos Herr Park) and again the system worked flawlessly, including using a shortcut that I know! Finally, the wife and I swapped cars and I showed her how to use the system… she asked for “Home” and, once again, the system performed perfectly!
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. Our car doesn’t have a nav system – but it did come with OnStar and thru the radio and the eNav service, and it’s almost as good as the $3000 Nav system option!”
Thanks for the great feedback, Marshall! To check out more details about OnStar eNav from MapQuest, check out the Send to OnStar page.