OnStar integrates Virtual Earth into emergency response system

OnStar (a part of General Motors) announced their new application to integrate Microsoft Virtual Earth into their emergency response system as a data visualization function to better serve their customers with critical 3D details to more accurately guide first responders to hard-to-find or rural locations. OnStar will soon provide unparalleled location information to emergency responders by enhancing […]

OnStar (a part of General Motors) announced their new application to integrate Microsoft Virtual Earth into their emergency response system as a data visualization function to better serve their customers with critical 3D details to more accurately guide first responders to hard-to-find or rural locations. OnStar will soon provide unparalleled location information to emergency responders by enhancing GPS location with 3D aerial imagery in Microsoft Virtual Earth. Microsoft Virtual Earth is an application that visualizes geographic and location-based information by combining Microsoft's 3D maps with location data, which in this case will come from the subscriber's OnStar system. This technology will enhance OnStar's comprehensive suite of Emergency services, including Automatic Crash Response and Emergency button presses.

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Source:→ Chris Pendleton