Remember the days before the check engine light? When a well-tuned ear and throttle foot told you all you needed to know about what was wrong with your car? Remember the first time your check engine light came on and you freaked out, figuring the whole thing was about to blow up if you didn't Stop. Right. Then? Well, the geniuses at OnStar have now taken all of this e-mumbo-jumbo to the next level. If your OnStar-equipped GM car's systems detect a fault, your car will send you an electronic message letting you know you've got a problem if say, your oxygen sensor just quit the team. We think this is kind of creepy. We're changing our name to Winston Smith.
Cars will e-mail when they need service [Detroit Free Press]
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