Wednesday, September 08, 2010

GM's OnStar To Bring Facebook To Tha Car!

Facebook  as OnSTAR service
OnStar will be releasing the first “entertainment-y” option to be offered bringing in car users with their eternal quest to be online, on facebook.
With all those hands free laws, it is harder to TEXT your messages, even if you are stuck in the traffic. So you would think it will be harder to use facebook while in the car. Not so it seems, Text-to-speech translation will be done on incoming notes and voice-to-text is said to be undergoing testing for outgoing updates.

This new Facebook technology may allow users to verbally update their status message and listen to their most recent “news feed” messages, Elizabeth Robbins, an OnStar spokeswoman, said
 OnStar, available on more than 40 vehicles from GM’s 2011 model year, has about 5.7 million subscribers, according to a regulatory filing from Detroit-based GM. OnStar and Google Inc. said in June they would partner to offer eNav, a turn-by-turn navigation feature that allows drivers to send Google Maps destinations to their vehicle.
Perhaps this is Google's answer to Microsoft's SCO on Google, Ford's SYNC, running on Microsoft Corp.’s in- car, voice-activated technology,
Businessweek  Crunchgear via Engadget


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