Chevrolet is finally catching up with the times and doing it in a big way. The Volt, one of Chevrolet’s hybrid electric cars, is being integrated with Android OS and On-Star which will allow drivers to voice activate features on their car and have mobile-to-car communication.
Customer’s that have a Chevrolet Volt and uses a Blackberry Storm or Motorola Droid (for now) can download the Volt app from their phone and have the capability to navigate using the mobile app as well as see their personal location and car location using Google maps. Users can also use voice-activated search in the application and the data will be sent from the Android device to their On-Star.
Other features of the Volt mobile app include the ability to receive a text message for car battery charging notifications, remotely start the car (yes start your car with your phone), lock and unlock car doors, blow the horn, and many more.
Check out this video of the On-Star system and Android Mobile application in action. Makes me very excited to see what else is coming in the future of mobile integration with vehicles!