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.