Friday, May 21, 2010

OnStar Meets Google Android Smartphones

Google's location based apps have been around for a while, but now OnStar has incorporated some cool features of its service with Google Android smartphones.  In particular, Google's Android app targets owners of the Chevrolet Volt, providing a neat application that allows the car owner to remotely interact with the onboard navigation system from Onstar, in your car.  The voice activated commands  allow you to plan your journey on your Android phone and send or feed the directions to the car's on-board navigation system.  Once the driver is ready to go, the OnStar navigation system is already programmed and ready to go, thus saving you lots of time.

Other cool features include: unlocking the car if you've locked yourself out, monitoring the battery charge/range and getting a location of your car if you forget where you parked it - something everyone has experienced at least one time.  FIve years ago, who would have thought you could have so much technology in the palm of your hand!


Lee Graham on May 24, 2010 at 6:05 AM said...

Google is doing some really amazing things with the coming version of Android 2.2 (FroYo)... tethering and turning your Android mobile into a wireless hotspot, faster (2-5x) apps, support for V8 video in browser, better enterprise and Exchange support, Cloud-to-Device Messaging, enhanced Android Market and even play your non-DRM iTunes music on your Android mobile! Google for the win!

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