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Even though Verizon rolled out its 4G LTE service early last month, CES was wireless broadband's coming out party. Along with unveiling a handful 4G-capable devices, Verizon approached General Motors' OnStar division to create a rolling showcase of what a wireless broadband-equipped vehicle could be capable of. The key word is could. While everything OnStar developed is feasible, it's not hitting the market anytime soon. It's simply a showcase of what's possible, if not probable.

As previously reported, a Buick LaCrosse was outfitted with a 4G LTE modem along with cameras both inside and out and a connection to Verizon's 4Home service which monitors what's going on inside your house and can control the lights, interior temperature and other systems. However, the majority of OnStar's efforts were focused on connectivity, specifically piping in Google web and map searching, YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, an online owners manual complete with video tutorials and Verizon's own VCast software. Navigation duties are handled by Google Maps and include links to traffic cameras, and OnStar even went so far as to work with Skype to bring video chat into the car. Check it all out in the video below.



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      • 25 Days Ago
      Damon... with all due respect, but you shouldn't be filming these videos with your Android smartphone for posts on your Translogic website. They are far far from the quality of production that I've seen on your videos from Japan series. You've raised the bar there, but lowered it for CES 2011. Even a Canon S95 would probably shoot a better video.
      • 25 Days Ago
      This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. What next...Internet in the cockpit??? Some things need to be left alone. If it "ain't" broke, don't fix it!" Why the He!! do people need to have the internet in there car going 70 or 80 miles an hour on a freeway!!! This is just plain stupid.First texting and driving,now "googleing" and driving. I think I'll take public transportation from now on and not have to worry about some idiot running a red light because he/she was trying to google "how to install the internet on your big wheel."
      Jim Anderson
      • 25 Days Ago
      The FIRST obligation of a driver is to DRIVE the car! These are driver distractions. I was almost battered recently by a young lady navigating through this city's interstates via her cell phone and map device. She is lucky to be alive. These gadgets are great for a PASSENGER but leave the driving to the DRIVER!
      mardotcc
      • 25 Days Ago
      SOUNDS GREAT
      WHEN WILL THE DRIVER BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE
      ON DRIVING.
      TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS BAD ENOUGH
      THIS IS JUST PLAIN STUPID