OnStar to Become Silent on Millions of Vehicles

The familiar OnStar service, which helped millions escape traffic and acted as an emergency communication device, is about to become quiet on millions of vehicles. The decision made by the Federal Communications Commission which allows all cell phone companies to turn off their analog networks, leaving many OnStar-equipped drivers on their own.

Who will be affected by this? Well, older cars equipped with OnStar relied on analog networks. Although some systems can be upgraded, others cannot. Newer cars such as the new Acura RL will also be affected.

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