API & Data Services

OnStar API 

Everything you need to know to help keep your fleet and your drivers safe.

Know your fleet’s every move. OnStar API is on it. 

Are your fleet drivers obeying the speed limit? Do your vehicles need maintenance or battery charge? Are drivers buckled up? Does anyone need coaching? OnStar® API/GM API has the data services you need to give you this information and much more. OnStar Business Solutions has partners that can help provide the level of fleet API your business needs. We know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, so we combine the integrity of embedded hardware with a wide array of telematics service providers and fleet management companies to meet your unique business needs. 

What do you need to know about your fleet? Our partners have data services. 

From crash notifications to Vehicle Diagnostics to letting you know whether your drivers are buckled up, our partners can give you the info you need to help keep your fleet and drivers on track. 

Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN)

Provides insightful incident-related data from the vehicle, such as were there multiple points of impact; were the air bags deployed or safety belt pretensioners engaged; what was the maximum delta-v, vehicle direction upon impact and vehicle location; if the front passenger seat was occupied; and the time stamp from when the incident occurred.*

Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Notification

Receive diagnostic trouble code information for high-severity DTCs, including information such as description and recommended corrective action. 

EV Charge Notification

Provides charge state information, including charge start, abort and complete. When combined with the EV data, this information offers a comprehensive EV solution for fleets. 

Field Service Recall

Provides information regarding an open service recall on the vehicle, including the Transport Canada recall number, manufacturer recall number, recall description, and safety risk description. 

Hard Brake, Hard Acceleration and Driver Safety Belt

Reports hard braking, hard acceleration and driver safety belt information from the vehicle. The hard braking and hard acceleration events are triggered when the vehicle exceeds a predefined deceleration or acceleration threshold. Driver safety belt status is reported at ignition ON, at ignition OFF and anytime the driver safety belt status changes during the drive cycle (trip). 

In-Vehicle Coaching

Gives fleet managers specific driving behavior event information, which helps to promote a strong safety culture. Drivers are verbally coached in real time through the vehicle’s audio system so that they can quickly modify their behavior and develop better behind-the-wheel habits.*
 
Driving behaviors included in this service are: 

  • Driver safety belt status 
  • Passenger safety belt status  
  •  Hard brake  
  • Hard acceleration  
  •  Posted speed  
  •  Maximum speed 

Pre-Delivery

Get insight into a vehicle’s location — as well as its odometer, tire pressure, fuel level and battery charge — at every ignition OFF from the time the vehicle has been shipped from the plant until the vehicle is delivered to the customer and an OnStar account is created.*

Remote Vehicle Enable and Remote Vehicle Disable

An API that allows the user to remotely enable or disable the vehicle’s engine (subject to limitations). 

Telemetry

Provides information — including vehicle location, speed, ignition status and diagnostics — from the vehicle at regular intervals. Electric vehicle (EV) equivalent info (battery level) is also available.*

Theft Alert Notification

Provides a notification when the vehicle anti-theft system is activated. This can be either a vehicle or content theft alert.*

Transactional API Calls

A single discrete request from the user to perform specific remote vehicle commands, such as lock and unlock door(s), honk horn and flash lights, and remote start and stop. Also, the user can retrieve certain vehicle information, such as vehicle location, diagnostics and electric vehicle-charge information. 

Wi-Fi

Provides the ability to remotely enable or disable the Wi-Fi® Hotspot as well as view and modify the SSID and password.*

Meet our providers 

Get the solutions you need from partners you trust. We’ll help you find the right fit for your business with one of these trusted partners. 

Fleet Complete

Manage your fleet with Fleet Complete to help reduce costs and downtime while maximizing productivity and efficiency. 

Motorq

As an API and Machine Learning software company, Motorq handles the inputs, sorts through the millions of data points and deciphers it all for you. 

Geotab

Optimize your fleet with high-performance technology that’s scalable and flexible and can be customized to suit your business needs. 

Driving Force

Turn your logistical nightmare into a dream with coast-to-coast fleet management. Ready to work at any scale from large business enterprises to personal projects. Driving Force has vehicles to meet most every need. 

ARI

ARI invests in people, processes and technology to empower our clients in achieving a competitive advantage. 

How else can we help you? 

Let’s take a look at our other services for businesses like yours.

OnStar Vehicle Insights™

Where's your fleet? Get the info you need to help maximize productivity and efficiency.

OnStar Safety Services

We help keep your vehicles rolling, your people safe and assets secure.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Let's put your office on wheels with an in-vehicle Wi-Fi® Hotspot.

How else can we help you? 

Let’s take a look at our other services for businesses like yours.

OnStar Vehicle Insights™

Where's your fleet? Get the info you need to help maximize productivity and efficiency.

OnStar Safety Services

We help keep your vehicles rolling, your people safe and assets secure.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Let's put your office on wheels with an in-vehicle Wi-Fi® Hotspot.

Your next move? Let’s talk

Your OnStar Business Solutions representative is ready to help bring the safety, confidence and data you need.