Volkswagen of America Inc. will offer telematics service by General Motors Corp.’s OnStar Corp. in its vehicles next year, beginning with the new Passat W-8 8-cyl. luxury sedan. Volkswagen will call the service “Volkswagen Telematics by OnStar,” and it will include safety, security and convenience features. OnStar Personal Calling, which allows drivers to make hands-free cell phone calls, and OnStar Virtual Advisor, which provides e-mail, news and traffic reports, also will be available.

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