Because there is nothing more important for GM to improve with their vehicles, the car company has begun testing a functionality that would allow Facebook-addicted drivers to tell everyone “I can’t believe Prince Poppycock made it through to the finals on America’s Got Talent!!!” without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.
The program would work through GM’s existing OnStar network and would allow people to not only verbally update their Facebook friends on the minutiae of their day, but also listen to their friends’ status updates.
In addition to Facebook updates, GM is testing a program that would read your text messages aloud and give drivers the ability to respond with one of four preset replies using buttons placed on the steering wheel.
No time frame was given on when GM might get around to actually making either of these functionalities available.
Is this something you would want? More importantly, do you think this will be more or less of a distraction for drivers?
GM testing audio Facebook updates in cars [ChicagoBreakingBusiness.com]