OnStar Leverages Google Technology to Connect Customers to the Chevy Volt



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ANCHOR LEAD: These days, technical innovations have made the view from a lot of driver seats look more like a cockpit than a motor vehicle. Now one car maker is using mobile app technology to herald not just the next generation of driver-vehicle connection but perhaps the next evolution? Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I'm Brian Osuch. You might expect cars of the future to be operated by androids, but could it happen today? Maybe not, but OnStar is using Google's flexible Android platform to deepen OnStar's mobile app capabilities. OnStar President, Chris Preuss says getting from point "A" to point "B" has never been so cool. CUT: (Preuss) Take a destination that I want to go to, speak it into my Google phone, send it to the car, it will be downloaded through the OnStar infrastructure into the navigation system. And what's innovative about that is the phone is not doing the navigation; the actual data has gone into the nav system as if you programmed it yourself. And if you want to change your destination on the way, you always have the blue button to hit and you can talk to one of our friendly advisors and they'd be glad to reprogram you and send you on your way. SCRIPT: Preuss says this is just the beginning. CUT: (Preuss) OnStar's never going to lose sight of what got it to where it is today, which is safety and security. But from that base we think we can build exciting features and connectivity into our vehicles and we're excited about going in that direction. SCRIPT: For more, log onto onstar-dot-com. That's Zero to Sixty from GM. I'm Brian Osuch.
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