Somewhere, Ray LaHood (America’s Secretary of Transportation) is cringing. Yes, OnStar has officially launched a public test pilot application that will allow Android mobile phones to send text messages and mingle with Facebook via Bluetooth to their hearts content — all while keeping both hands on the wheel.
Some key features in the Voice Communication App include three different operating modes (Beginner, Intermediate and Expert) that provides little, to moderate, to no voice prompts while using the App. Drivers can also set automatic replies to all incoming messages such as: “I’m driving at the moment, don’t bother me” or something even less polite if they desire. Expect the full launch to happen the second half of this year, though everyone is still hush-hush on the price.
Don’t you “like” that?