In the following videos Stefan Cross, communications manager for GM and Chevy shows off the smartphone connections features in a GMC Canyon and on a large screen that simulates a smartphone screen.
From inside the vehicle, you can access your phone book, calendar and music on your smartphone. If you get a text message while driving, there predefined reply text messages available.
Siri Eyes Free lets you access only audio based questions, send a text message, get a game score, place a phone call. Cross phones his associate Stuart Fowle who uses Siri to respond to text messages and play music. Fowle prefers a live OnStar agent for maps and directions.
There many great features with the OnStar RemoteLink app. All new GMC/Chevy vehicles come with five years of free remote start. In cold or extreme weather the remote start is a very popular feature. The RemoteLink allows the driver to honk the horn/flash the lights, lock/unlock the doors and get diagnostic information. The app will also setup the GM Wi-Fi hotspots or call for roadside assistance.