New Technology Could Let Drivers Verbally Update Facebook Page

OnStar, a unit of General Motors that provides in-car safety and communications, unveiled new services that may allow drivers to verbally update their Facebook page and send text messages.

The new services would read the driver's Facebook news feed out loud and let them update their status with audio recordings, OnStar said in a statement. The new technology would also read out text messages, and let the driver verbally select a preset response.

"These initiatives are all about OnStar's role in keeping drivers and passengers connected and safe," said OnStar President Chris Preuss.

OnStar's other new features may include using smartphones to act like key fobs, remote starting the car and locking and unlocking doors.

OnStar currently has almost six million customers in North America. Later this month, the company will launch a new marketing campaign focused on the theme "Live On – Safely connecting you in ways you never thought possible."

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Who really cares about this nonsense while driving. Just give me a radio that works.

September 15 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Tell me about it, I still dont have nor want an Ipod, Ipad, or anything else. I wouldnt mind some better then paper speakers in a car and a nice radio though.

September 17 2010 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply