GM announces OnStar-Google partnership, will show more at Google IO

General Motors this morning announced it is adding even more Android to the upcoming Chevy Volt -- and we'll check it all out this week at Google IO.

We've already seen the Chevy Volt app for Android when it debuted at CES in January, and it'll be upgrated later this year to add Google Maps features, including voice search and Google Maps Navigation, wich we've enjoyed on Android 2.0 and up for a while now.

What we're really itching to see is what OnStar has up its sleeve in regards to Android.

“While OnStar will never lose sight of our core focus on safety and security, this relationship is an example of how we’re evolving our leadership position in connected vehicle technology,” Chris Preuss, OnStar president, said in a news release. “What we’re talking about today is only the beginning.”

Indeed. More this week as we get it. [via GM] Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Phil Nickinson
  • I hope everyone knows that you're not supposed to use your cell phone while pumping gas.
    Just thought I'd point that out.
  • Why not?
    Plus, I think that Volt is being charged, not fueled...maybe.
  • Why not?
    Plus, I'm pretty sure that Volt is being charged, not fueled...
  • There has never been a documented case of cell phones igniting gas fumes at a gas pump. It has NEVER happened. There is no ignition source in a cell phone. And just so you know: Its an electric vehicle being charged in the picture.
  • The Mythbusters did an episode featuring this myth and busted it. So no worries. However, my concern while using my cellphone and charging an electric car would be for the phone getting fried, not of myself blowing up.
  • Hell yes... hopefully full GPS tracking and remote unlock. That would be sweet. Can't wait to use it on my Silverado. *crosses fingers*
  • The Volt is a gas and electric car its gas engine only recharges the batteries , but since I will never buy another car from Government motors , this is a mute point for me
  • Of all companies to work with they pick Government Motors.