Hello everyone! I have heard that this new OnStar system will be available at fall and it will allow parents to ALWAYS know where my car is. Can I prevent this somehow? In the name of teen freedom, you know ;)
asked Apr 02 '12 at 05:49
According to your question, you are the teen girl who is got the car and want to get rid of the parents' all-seeing eyes, right? OK, let's see what we can do to help you.
OnStar Family Link is the system that uses GPS tracking installed in your car to transmit received data to the password-protected website where your parents can log in and discover your location. Moreover, they are able not only to track your current location but in addition to place some alerts on certain places you may visit.
For example, they have told you not to go to the night club that is your favorite one but they think it is bad. So they can put an alert for the location of that club and at the same moment you drive there your parents will get e-mail or text message notifying them that you have disobeyed what they have said. The only thing is that this GPS tracking is not real-time and your location must be refreshed on the website for each time period.
OnStar Family Link has also many entertainment features which use 4G connection to stream video like movies or Skype video chat using the camera at the OnStar rear-view mirror or other similar equipment. While this might bring much fun to everyone, it can also potentially endanger the driver behind the wheel.
So if you want to feel the absolute independence from your parents and stop worrying about being spied on all places you go - just block OnStar Family Link GPS tracking and you will be really independent teen that managed to demonstrate parents that you are not a child anymore and need no such steadfast control.