Remote Ignition Block and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, enhancements to OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Assistance service, help authorities recover stolen vehicles quickly to reduce the risk of damage, and help avoid high-speed chases that can result in injuries and fatalities. Subscriber reports stolen vehicle to authorities and requests Stolen Vehicle Assistance from OnStar.
- OnStar uses GPS technology to pinpoint the vehicle's location and provide it directly to authorities.
- OnStar sends a Remote Ignition Block signal, making it impossible to restart the stolen vehicle's engine once it has been turned off.
- If the vehicle is moving and conditions are safe, authorities can request Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, where OnStar sends a remote signal to slow the vehicle gradually.