Facebook While You Drive

That’s your smarter Government Motors, folks

DETROIT — General Motors’ OnStar telecommunications service plans to expand from a safety and security feature into a system that also includes entertainment features and will provide new ways to link drivers to their cars.

Details — including an introduction date and fees — are being finalized, but the new-generation OnStar should allow drivers to do such things as update Facebook status and listen to text messages read aloud while driving.

What could possibly go wrong?

It’s actually a brilliant idea: it lets dumb-asses concentrate on their Facebook accounts instead of, say, their driving. They then have an accident and need to use the OnStar emergency system!

9 Responses to “Facebook While You Drive”

  1. ricki says:

    I’d say “The Nanny State will crush this” but GM is just an arm of the government now, so I guess they get a pass.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    Next great feature: “a safety keyboard” in the center of the steering wheel with a little TV screen that shows texters what they’re going to hit.

    Thank you, Gummint Motors. Your latest campaign bribes (with my money) are going to great use.


  3. I just look at this as speeding up the Darwin Awards 😉

  4. Yojimbo says:

    They told me if I voted for John McCain we’d see carnage in the streets, and they were right.

  5. nightfly says:

    So – let’s take one of the most innovative safety features of the past ten years – indeed, the only reason to even remotely consider buying a GM car – and RUIN IT.

    See kids, this is why we say that government involvement is BAD.

  6. Ave says:

    Great news for that bus driver in Portland caught on video READING HIS KINDLE while driving.

  7. ricki says:

    I think it’s time for me to buy a horse and start riding to work. Staying off the streets may be the only way to save my own life. (Says the woman who’s been in six near-miss accidents in the past 3 years, each time the other driver was on a cell phone or texting)

  8. nightfly says:

    Ricki – now I have this mental picture of you riding off the Warner Brothers lot, down to Grauman’s Theater, to arrest the bad guy for texting behind the wheel.

    “How did he text so fast… with such small phone buttons?”

  9. JeffS says:

    What could go wrong?

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