OnStar Brings Facebook To Cars

As we hinted last week, OnStar's new Facebook application will enable drivers to verbally dictate a message to update their status on the social networking site. It's easy and seems to be fairly safe to do. Video below.

And by safe we mean as safe as you can be yelling commands at a car while you're weaving through traffic, but whatever.

Although the embargo's set to go up at midnight, thanks to Newsmarket dropping the sheet a bit early, here's the scoop — OnStar will provide an easy and safe way for people to update their Facebook pages verbally. Here's what they have to say:

With over 500 million members, social media networks like Facebook have become a part of daily life. To meet society's growing desire to be connected at all times, "OnStar is: unveiling a new social media interactive program for the car." The OnStar Facebook application will enable drivers to verbally dictate a message to update their status. With only a push of a button, the service will also allow subscribers to listen to their most recent news feeds. Other new technologies will include voice-based texting, which allows customers to send and receive texts using Bluetooth. In addition to the introduction of innovative car apps, the company is improving on its tried and true services like Automatic Crash Response. The latest version is being enhanced with a new service called First Assist which provides important life-saving instructions to occupants until first responders arrive.

Also, here's a demo of how it works — along with a new look at GM OnStar's new ad campaign's brand image video:

More to come at midnight.