Verizon Vehicle targets OnStar, but works with almost any car


Verizon announced a new subscription-based car connectivity system on Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show, and it's a lot like OnStar. But Verizon Vehicle, as it's called, aims to make "virtually every vehicle" a connected car.

Similar to OnStar, Verizon Vehicle includes diagnostics, emergency assistance and a companion app. What sets it apart is that it's an aftermarket system that can be added to any vehicle built since 1996. The system works by connecting what's called an OBD reader to a car's diagnostic port, as well as clipping a two-way Bluetooth speaker to the driver's seat visor

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