GM’s OnStar identified Monday many of the car electronics stores to carry its $299 retail mirror, beyond Best Buy (which it named at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month).
Including Best Buy locations, more than 1,600 storefronts will carry OnStar’s retail mirror due this spring. These include online seller Crutchfield, who will offer installation through referrals to third parties.
Other retailers named by OnStar are:
• ABC Warehouse of Pontiac, Mich., 43 locations
• Al & Ed’s Autosound of Van Nuys, Cal., 18 locations
• Car Toys of Seattle, Wash.; 49 locations
• Columbus Car Audio of Columbus, Ohio; 3 locations
• Drive-In Autosound of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 6 locations
• P.C. Richard & Son of Carteret, N.J.; 65 locations
• Sound Of Tri-State of Wilmington, Del.; 3 locations
OnStar’s mirror has a built-in accelerometer to detect a crash. It then automatically notifies a live operator who can call emergency responders. Users can press a red button for advice in emergency situations. They also get turn-by-turn navigation, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance and handsfree calling, including Bluetooth connectivity.
The mirror is currently certified to work on 99 percent of the top 20 best-selling non-GM vehicles, or about 55 million cars and trucks. OnStar will certify additional cars in coming months.