GM Puts Android in the Driver’s Seat — on Video

Chevy Volt Android

Nothing defines mobile tech more than automobiles, and GM bringing Android to the Chevy Volt shows how technologies can be joined in a meaningful way. The Volt will appear this year and is going to use Android to provide interaction with the owner that at times is downright spooky.

Want your electric car to remind you if you forget to plug it in to charge? The Volt and Android will do that. Or how about searching for a destination on your Android phone and having the destination sent to your car so it can take you there using Google Maps Navigation the next time you’re in the car? That’s the kind of meaningful interaction that Chevy and Android are bringing to Volt owners later this year.

Earth2Tech got a hands-on demonstration of the Android app on a Droid and shot a video of it in action that is really impressive. Up to now my inner geek has been jonesing for relatively cheap gadgets. Now I’m seriously wanting a Chevy Volt.

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