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State Farm plans mileage-based premiums

State Farm plans to begin increasing or lowering some of its Illinois policy holders’ rates next year based on how far they drive.

The Bloomington-based company says its new Drive Safe and Save program will only be available to its customers who have OnStar devices on their vehicles and use its vehicle diagnostics tracking tool. Get the full story »

GM to expand OnStar outside of its own models

The OnStar safety system is escaping from the boundaries of General Motors and will be available in the spring to people who own cars and trucks made by other auto companies.

To get the service, though, people have to buy a special OnStar rearview mirror for $299 and then pay a monthly fee that starts at $18.95. Get the full story »

OnStar to provide in-car Santa updates

For the second year, OnStar is teaming up with NORAD to track Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve flight around the world.

From 5 a.m. Dec. 24 until 4 a.m. Dec. 25, OnStar advisers will let subscribers know exactly where Santa is based on data from the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which has been following the old elf’s adventures for 54 years using North Warning Radar System, geo-synchronous satellites with infrared sensors and Santa Cams. Get the full story »

GM testing audio Facebook updates in cars

General Motors Co. is testing software that would let drivers talk to their cars to update status messages on the Facebook social media Web site, as well as listen to Facebook messages, the company said Wednesday. Get the full story »

GM OnStar app will allow remote starting, locking

General Motors will distribute OnStar smartphone applications later this year that will allow Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac owners to do things like lock their car doors or start the engine from miles away. Get the full story »