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GM Working on Android Powered Car

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by byteware, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member
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    GM is working on an Android Powered Car system for their vehicles. This will synchronize with your Android phone and allow you to start your car from your phone (I assume lock/unlock the car as well). It will have full GPS integration as well.

    It definitely seems interesting to me.

    Android is appearing everywhere: TV/Appliances/Cars. Soon Android will just be a way of life...

    Makes me wonder about skynet.... :rolleyes:
     

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  2. Snow_Fox

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    Google has managed to do some scary things :eek:

    Just wait till the black berry terminator comes out.
     
  3. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member
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    Just to be clear... we are talking about the phone that is to be sent back in time to destroy Google and Apple?
     
  4. SoFLO

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    At this rate we will have cars like Will Smith's car in I, Robot :D

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  5. Bluesman2008

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    I think that's a really terrible idea. The hacking/car theft possibilities are endless. I'll pass on that one.
     
  6. mrspeedmaster

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    I don't mind it for ICE (In Car Entertainment) /Navigation/Music like the Ford Synch, Audi MMI, Mercedes COMAD.

    If it had s slick UI, the ability to do voice dictated NAV directions, Nav w/ satellite layers, Street-view, that would be cool. As long as it is not tied to a SIM/data-plan, I'm all for it.
     
  7. messenger13

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    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they are not out to get you. :D
     
  8. chrlswltrs

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    It is not an android powered car. For the Chevy Volt there will be an Android app that syncs with OnStar. For years OnStar has been able to lock/unlock your car, start your car, run diagnostics, use GPS to locate your car/turn by turn directions, and even disable your engine.

    The only thing that is new here is that if you own a Volt you will be able to do most of this with an app instead of having to call OnStar and have them do it for you. I hope they will expand this to all their OnStar equipped cars so that I can use it.
     

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