Santa Is on OnStar’s Radar This Christmas
You and your kids may not get a real glimpse of Santa as he drops your presents off under the tree, but with Chevrolet, OnStar and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, you’ll get a pretty good idea of where he is as he makes his way across the globe delivering gifts to all the good girls and boys.
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“Each year we receive thousands of Santa Update requests,” said Stacey Unold, director of Contact Center Operations supporting Chevrolet. “It’s a fun way for Chevrolet owners to use technology to connect their families with important information about Santa’s journey and spread holiday cheer.”
Using NORAD’s complicated data-tracking and tabulating systems that follow Santa’s trajectory, active OnStar program-enabled Chevrolet vehicles will be able to relay his whereabouts to vehicle occupants when the OnStar button is pushed.
Starting at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Christmas Eve, the OnStar button will be your direct line to real-time Santa location updates thanks to NORAD’s geo-synchronous satellites complete with infrared sensors and North Radar System. Tracking his journey will effectively end at 5 a.m. EST on Christmas morning. The first 10,000 button-pushers seeking Santa’s location will prompt OnStar to donate $1 to the American Red Cross.
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For decades kids, and their families across the world have had an insight into Santa’s most important sleigh ride thanks to NORAD’s efforts.
“In addition to our day-to-day mission of defending North America, we are proud to carry on the tradition of tracking Santa as he travels along his yuletide flight,” said Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander NORAD and U.S. Northern Command.
Santa-seekers can also learn about Santa, play games, and check on Santa’s journey at the NORAD Tracks Santa website.
News Source: NORAD