• 16-DEC-2009

OnStar's "Santa Tracker" Connects Children to Santa with the Push of a Button

St. Nick's Sleigh Gets Souped-Up

For the first time ever, Santa's sleigh will be fitted with a GPS system that will allow children to follow his journey around the world on Christmas Eve. Starting at 6:00 a.m. E.S.T. on December 24, drivers with OnStar will be able to press the blue button in their vehicles and request a "Santa Update." From there, an advisor will share St. Nick's whereabouts based on location information provided by the The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). A new update will be available every hour through 5 a.m. EST on December 25. Santa's hi-tech sleigh upgrades also include, Rooftop Assistance and Automatic Crash Response, On-Board Reindeer Diagnostics, Stolen Sleigh Slowdown and hands-free calling to the North Pole and Turn-By-Turn Navigation. Available video includes footage of Sant and his OnStar-equipped sleigh, as well as soundbites from Santa and OnStar's James Kobus.