NEW ORLEANS -- General Motors announced at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention that two safety technologies -- OnStar and electronic stability control -- will become standard features on the manufacturer's vehicles for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
The fast-track expansion of OnStar-equipped vehicles begins this year and will be completed in 2007. The first year of OnStar safety and security service is included on all OnStar-equipped vehicles.
Electronic stability control, sold as StabiliTrak, is standard on many GM full-size SUVs and will expand to midsize SUVs this year. Remaining GM SUVs and vans will have StabiliTrak standard by the end of 2007. It will be standard on all GM cars and trucks sold to retail customers by the end of 2010. As enablers of electronic stability control, antilock brakes and traction control will become standard as well.