Enterprise Mobility: Facebook, Google Maps Go Mobile in GM's High-End OnStar Cars
NEW YORK CITYGeneral Motors' OnStar motor vehicle roadside safety and communications group has been coming on strong in recent months to challenge the Microsoft Ford Synch technology. The company has launched the capability for users to shuttle Google Maps from desktop computers to their OnStar on-board systems and even post status updates to Facebook and retrieve updates others have posted, all using voice recognition technology. The company has even enabled voice texting capabilities as part of its "responsible connectivity" to help grow beyond its 6 million OnStar subscribers. OnStar President Chris Preuss and his team convened here Sept. 14 to show off what they've built and talk about what they're building for the future of telematics, which leverage popular Web services for information-sharing and safety purposes. Check out these features and some high-end GM vehicles in this eWEEK slideshow.