Have an Android-based or iPhone smartphone? Own a 2011 Cadillac?
Now you can have all sorts of control and information about your Cadillac through freely downloadable myCadillac apps with OnStar MyLink features.
Features include the ability to mark your parking space and use GPS to find your way back. Find your nearest dealer and schedule service appointments. Access key owners manual information like instructions on setting radio presets and what specific dash lights mean. You can also access features that used to require a call to the OnStar operator such as unlocking or locking the doors and requesting roadside assistance. You also can access vehicle information as varied as fuel tank level and range, remaining oil life, current and recommended tire pressure and lifetime average miles per gallon.
The apps are available now through the Android marketplace and Apple iPhone App Store.
Press release below: Beginning today, owners of 2011 Cadillac models can access their vehicle information and OnStar services right from their smart phones. The myCadillac and OnStar MyLink applications, available as free downloads, provide drivers with unprecedented connectivity to their vehicles from their Android or Apple iPhone device.
“Cadillac is focused on delivering the best ownership experience of any luxury brand,” said Don Butler, vice president, Cadillac marketing. “Now, Cadillac customers can schedule a service appointment using their smartphone, take advantage of complimentary transportation while their vehicle is in service, and have the service cost covered by the Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance program.”
Features of the myCadillac and OnStar MyLink apps fall into three categories: location-based services, vehicle-specific information, and OnStar connectivity features.
The location-based services include a parking reminder that allows drivers to save their parking location to a GPS-enabled map, set a timer to track how much time they have on the parking meter, and even add a note or photo with details about their parking location. If they return to a flat tire, the driver can use the app to request roadside assistance or to locate the closest Cadillac dealership and schedule a service appointment.
Vehicle-specific information is accessible after scanning the vehicle identification number using the smart-phone camera. These features include searchable content for the most-commonly accessed information in the owner’s manual, such as directions saving radio presets. The app also provides explanations of warning lights and indicators on the vehicle instrument panel at the touch of a button.
In addition, myCadillac integrates with the OnStar MyLink app to access exclusive OnStar technologies. Through OnStar’s unique connection to the vehicle, owners can send remote vehicle commands such as unlocking or locking the doors, and starting the engine. In addition, owners can access key diagnostic information, including fuel tank level and range, remaining oil life, current and recommended tire pressure and lifetime average miles per gallon. The diagnostic information is current as of the last vehicle start, giving OnStar subscribers an up-to-date health report of their vehicle anytime they need it.