GM’s OnStar service may link with Google’s Android operating system

GM’s OnStar service may link with Google’s Android operating system

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Negotiations are ongoing between General Motors Co. and Google Inc. to soon enter a deal that would link cell phones using Google’s Android operating system with GM’s OnStar driver information service, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
With this service, those who have android-based smartphones will have the ability to use OnStar features from their phone while not in their car. Users would also be able to acquire information about the maintenance needs of their vehicle through the Android phone. The WSJ said that the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s upcoming plug-in electric vehicle, is likely to use this technology to aid its owner in keeping track of the battery charge even from a distance. The WSJ said further that this partnership is indicative of how carmakers compete with each other when it comes to electronics and in-car information systems as they aim to get the highest horsepower and mileage.

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