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17 June 2018

GM OnStar adding Twitter integration?

onstar-logoIf you live in the United States or Canada you’re probably familiar with those GM OnStar TV ads that depict a car crash and OnStar saving the day.  It appears GM is so confident in its OnStar rescue capabilities that causing even more car accidents isn’t a concern.  Andru Edwards from GearLive received a survey via OnStar yesterday that said the following:

While in your vehicle, you can use OnStar to submit and retrieve tweets (messages) via your Twitter account. Using OnStar’s Voice-Activated Hands-Free Calling system, and having your voice converted into text, you can provide updates which would appear in the “What are you doing?” section of your Twitter homepage. It is also possible to listen to a tweet that was sent to you by someone else after it has been converted into voice. You can send and receive tweets without having to type or read anything.

Could you imagine?  Driving down the street, speaking updates to Twitter and listening to the replies of friends?  Heck, OnStar could probably even be configured to give you GPS directions to a location your friend just tweeted.  Just wow.  The service isn’t live yet, but if there are any Cadillac-drivin’ OnStar users reading this blog, I’d love to hear about your experience with it when it does.

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