General Motors Corp.'s OnStar Div. says installation of its in-vehicle communication service tripled from about 15,000 subscribers in 1997 to some 45,000 in 1998. And an OnStar executive believes his company is poised for up to another 45,000 new installations in 1999. “We expect the ramp up to really take off,” says Rodney Williams, director-marketing services for OnStar. That's because OnStar, which combines global-positioning satellite (GPS) and cellular technology, currently is ...

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