OnStar Will Help You Track Santa Claus This Christmas

Chevrolet, OnStar and NORAD offer real-time tracking of Santa Claus' flight on December 24 3 photos
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Chevrolet, OnStar and NORAD offer real-time tracking of Santa Claus' flight on December 24Chevrolet, OnStar and NORAD offer real-time tracking of Santa Claus' flight on December 24
Gone are the days when Santa Claus’ arrival with presents was a secret to anyone but the parents in charge of the whole placing-the-presents-under-the-tree task.
These days, thanks to technology, anyone can track Santa and find out his location in real-time, and thus get an ETA on those presents. After all, no one likes to be kept waiting on that very special night when presents “magically” show up under the Christmas tree.

Chevrolet has announced that all Chevy owners equipped with an active OnStar plan will be able to find out exactly where Santa is at the press of a button. This is possible thanks to a collaboration with the North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which tracks Santa’s annual flight using the North Warning System radar chain and geosynchronous satellites with infrared sensors.

“Each year, we help keep spirits bright by fulfilling thousands of requests on Santa’s whereabouts,” Stacey Unold, director of Contact Center Operations supporting Chevrolet, says in a press release. “This in-car technology provides Chevy owners and their families with a fun and festive way to connect during the most wonderful time of the year.”

If knowing Santa’s precise location at any given moment on December 24 is not enough to get you into the holiday spirit, there’s also this: each time you push that blue button, Chevrolet and OnStar will donate $1 to the American Red Cross. Being generous towards others is always a good way of starting off the festivities this time of the year.

Granted, there are dozens of Santa trackers out there, both free and less so. What Chevrolet and OnStar are offering is the chance to track Santa together, in the comfort of your car, while speaking to an actual person. Not the same can be said for the desktop versions or mobile apps that have the same functionality.

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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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