Home / Auto News / News article: New OnStar App Will Let You Text, Update Facebook Using Only Your Voice - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jan 05 2011, 8:31 AM

Combined with several other big introductions, General Motors announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show that it is testing a new OnStar App that will let drivers text and even update Facebook using only voice commands.

Rumors of this new services popped up several months ago, but now GM has made it official. The service is still in the test phase, and uses a voice communications app for Android mobile phones through a Bluetooth connection.

In a preview of this new feature OnStar President Chris Preuss commented that the goal is to keep drivers connected while also keeping them safe, stating that OnStar in no way wants to promote distracted driving.

In addition to this piece of news, GM has also announced that it will offer the OnStar service for non-GM vehicles starting this Spring though a partnership with Best Buy. Several other new technologies are also in the prototype stage, including a vehicle monitoring service that would let drivers see inside and around their vehicle remotely through a PC or smart phone, plus another that would even let you control the temperature and lights in your house through your car.