OnStar comes standard on all 2011 Chevrolet Corvettes. There are plenty of great benefits to using OnStar like Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Lock Out Assistance, Emergency Services when you’re in a crash and much more…
Just this month, news has it that General Motors is testing social media networks on OnStar using a reworked version of OnStar, called Ford’s SYNC system.
This new feature will test two features:
- Facebook Updates – allowing users to verbally update their Facebook status just through use of audio recordings. The OnStar Virtual Advisor feature will also allow the vehicle’s voice-activated system to read Facebook status updates and news feeds to the driver.
- Voice Texting – pairing the driver’s Bluetooth mobile phone with OnStar will permit the system to read received SMS messages and reply using 4 pre-set voice messages.
With OnStar best known for its roadside assistance and in-car accident reporting… Do you think this new social media feature is truly beneficial to drivers who should ultimately be focusing their attention on the road ahead? Will you, as a Corvette owner and enthusiast use such services? Let us know!