Showing posts from April 10, 2005

OnStar's current insidious advertising.

I caught the latest OnStar ad on TV a few nights ago. It's insidious and is designed to strike the fear of God into nervous people. It's a bunch of people - a lot of them kids, saying things like "who's going to call 911 when the airbag has gone off" and "who's going to open the car when you left your keys inside." The worst one though is "who's going to track your car when its been carjacked - with your little brother in the back seat?" I'll tell you what the people in the advert should be saying: "Who's going to help me sue GM for using OnStar to listen to my private conversations without any notification?" Or how about "Who's going to pay my hospital bills when the OnStar connected to my car's brain disconnects the brake-by-wire because it's been hacked and causes me to crash?" Of course I guess in the last one, the airbags would go off so the OnStar spies would be there calling 911 for you.