Droid controls car – Chevy Volt and Onstar Partnership
Looks like the guys at OnStar and Chevy have made a really cool app for the Chevy volt. It can interact with the car and also provide statistics. Here’s the bullet point list I’ve teased out:
Telling the Car to do Something:
- Change the charging status of the car
- Start the Car
- Lock/Unlock the Car
- Honk the Horn
Checking the Car Status:
- Electric Range
- Miles Per Gallon
- Battery Level
- Charge Status
- Driving Stats
You can download the Chevy Volt OnStar App for yourself from OnStar’s Demo website.
Here’s some engadget videos:
Video Above: Presentation Showing OnStar Chevy Volt App Interface in action (No Sound)
Video Above: Hands On the Chevy Volt App with Audio
My Interest is actually piqued. I’d like to see where this goes (and if the volt is actually a nice car to drive besides being a technology novelty).
The one thing that I find odd is that OnStar’s corporate website is surprisingly silent.