As consumers find new ways to avoid commercials and advertisements, companies are constantly trying to find new ways of marketing to them. Other than radio commercials, it's hard to think of a way for ads to show up in our cars, but Reuters is reporting that General Motors is considering selling ads show inside its in-car infotainment systems.

In the article, GM CEO Dan Akerson talked about the possibility of in-car ads with the example being a "brought to you by Alltstate" message showing up on the infotainment screen. Of course, this doesn't even begin to factor in what sort of ads we'll start seeing in GM cars once it launches its widespread 4G LTE Internet access for most vehicles starting with the 2015 model year.

Does this kind of advertising creep strike you as being par for the future course, or insidious beyond your wildest dreams? Make your voice heard, in our poll below.



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      bderoy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since they would be selling ads could Toyota or Ford buy ad space in a GM product? Assuming I paid a few thousand dollars for the infotainment package, no I don't want ads.
      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      No.
      Rex Monaco
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do I get the infotainment system for free? Because that would be the only possible way I'd consider it. I foresee a GM infotainment jailbreak becoming very popular in the future if they attempt do this.
      Joe K
      • 1 Year Ago
      NO, i mean really, why do we even have these things in cars anyway? i love technology, but this is one place it doesn't need to be. I am sick and tired of ads being EVERYWERE, can't get some respite from the visual onslaught in a car. We lost the battle against them being in parks.,
        The Friendly Grizzly
        @Joe K
        Joe: I spent seven weeks in Spain and Italy this past January and February. You have no idea how nice it was to be in restaurants and hotel lobbies that did not have television sets all over, blinking and flickering. It was also very pleasant to go places where background music was BACKGROUND music; not something that made it impossible to converse. Street advertising was common, but mostly on things like bus kiosks.
      FutureDoc
      • 1 Year Ago
      infotainment system: Clutch, throttle, stickshift, and tachometer. I get all the info in my entertainment that I need.
      FutureDoc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awehellno.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 1 Year Ago
      OhHellNo!
      FranknsteinBlack
      • 1 Year Ago
      A 15 sec ad in exchange for a free gallon of gas? Sure, why not...
        Klep
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FranknsteinBlack
        If only it worked like that...
          FranknsteinBlack
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Klep
          Why couldn't it? Firestone tires would be willing to pay GM network type ad money for "guaranteed captive audience ad delivery". What's an extra 3 to 6 dollars (gas credit) per 15 sec ad back to the user. GM would be stupid not to position it this way...
      Julius
      • 1 Year Ago
      No!!! Last thing we need is something else to distract from driving.
      StephenT
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not no but &%*# no.
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Absolutely not, and if this DOES become the standard, you can sure expect a surge in the aftermarket business. Considering how so many people seem to be concerned about eliminating driving distractions, it's pretty ridiculous this would have been brought up at all.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      No way!
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