Chevrolet Introduces OnStar Proactive Alerts for its 2016 Models

27184124636_139fe1d228_zMost times, we think of vehicle safety as being reactive. For example, air bags activate in response to a crash. However, vehicle safety can also come in a proactive from, helping drivers to avoid dangerous situations before they ever happen. Chevrolet recently announced a plan for huge step forward for proactive vehicle safety.

According to an official statement from Chevrolet, Chevrolet has introduced OnStar Proactive Alerts for its 2016 models.

The proactive alerts are designed to inform drivers of any problems their vehicles may face in the near future. In order to predict when these problems might arise, the teams at OnStar and Chevrolet have developed an advanced prediction algorithm.

“Accuracy is the key to our prediction algorithms,” said Steve Holland, GM’s chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management. “We will be able to inform dealer service departments so they can spend less time testing for a condition we have already diagnosed. They can replace the necessary part quicker and minimize the amount of time a customer’s vehicle is at the dealership.”

Currently, the OnStar Proactive Alert system is available to drivers with 2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Equinox, Suburban, or Corvette.

Safety systems that react to catastrophe are important. However, Chevrolet is working to help drivers avoid those catastrophes in the first place with OnStar Proactive Alerts.

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