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Facebook Updates... From Behind The Wheel

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The next time some jerk cuts you off on the freeway, instead of just cursing to yourself you could tell all your Facebook friends about it, all without taking your hands off the steering wheel.

If General Motors' OnStar division implements a system which is now in testing, recorded audio updates could be posted to a user's Facebook page. Drivers could also hear their friends' status updates read to them by a computerized voice.

OnStar is still deciding if it will make this service available to drivers or not.

"The company will not implement a new service simply because it's technically feasible, it has to be the right thing to do for the customer," OnStar said. "All of our technologies are rigorously evaluated prior to launch.

Americans lead increasingly connected digital lives, and a number of options giving them access to their devices behind the wheel are either now on the market or in development.

Besides the Facebook update feature, OnStar is also testing a system which would allow drivers to hear text messages read to them by the "OnStar Virtual Advisor" computerized voice. By pressing a button on the steering wheel, drivers would also be able to reply using one of four pre-written responses.

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