Update Your Facebook Status While You Drive?
The function is the latest in a long line of voice applications in cars that started with cellular technology. GM is gambling that Facebook is so popular, with 500 million subscribers around the world, that the new feature will be a sales tool and give its cars a competitive edge.
The "verbal" Facebook product will raise the issue once again of how distracted drivers become when they operate technology in their cars. Texting and cell phone use while driving has caused accidents, and using these wireless features while driiving are now restricted by law in many states.