GM OnStar Bringing Facebook to Cars
If you think texting while driving is distracting for drivers, imagine what will happen when they are commenting on the latest batch of photos to show up on their Facebook wall.
According to Bloomberg, that's the future for General Motor's OnStar service, although it's not quite clear how the car maker plans to incorporate Facebook into its vehicles. What is clear is that GM plans to add an array of apps, such as Facebook and Trapster, and services for free in order to compete with the Ford Sync service.
The standard route guidance and emergency assistance features will still be present, but other new features will also be available, such as text message voice translation to help people communicate while keeping their eyes on the road .
OnStar will still remain a subscription service, but the added value of these new features is expected to make the subscription price more attractive to drivers in a connected world.