OnStar Android AppGeneral Motors is initiating a public pilot program for OnStar users that allows them to send and receive text messages and update their Facebook status using their voices. The program connects your Android 2.2 or greater device to the infotainment system through Bluetooth, allowing drivers to keep both their hands and eyes on the road. GM hasn't announced how the pilot program works or who's eligible to participate, but expect an official announcement soon. Full press blast below.

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OnStar Pilots Voice Communication App that Keeps Drivers' Hands on the Wheel and Eyes on the Road

LAS VEGAS -- OnStar announced today the launch of a public pilot test of a voice communications app for Android mobile phones that enables drivers to send and receive text messages and Facebook updates using only their voices. The app uses a Bluetooth connection between drivers' phones and their vehicles.

According to the 2009 Pew Internet & American Life Project, 42 percent of all drivers have texted while driving, which has emerged as a major safety concern in recent years.

With the OnStar Voice Communications App, there is no need to look away from the road or take hands off the wheel to receive or send messages. As more and more drivers pair their Bluetooth phones with their vehicles, OnStar wants to add value to the mobile connection and offer a safer and easy alternative for staying connected while driving.


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