Facebook While Driving…. Can It Be Safe? Is It Possible?

I think we all know how much I love Facebook, Twitter and the like. Let’s think about this though… Do I Facebook while driving? No! Well maybe if I am in dead stop traffic not moving. Under normal circumstances I am paying attention to the road. I came across an article today from AutoBlog that was very interesting. GM has decided to combat Ford’s popular Sync System with a system of their own. I never thought about voice texting or updating your Facebook status while driving but this could be very interesting. The question is…. Could it be safe? What are your thoughts on this. Would updating your Facebook “safely” while driving be something that you would like to do?

Here’s the story:

General Motors is ready to bring the fight to Ford’s Sync system with a reworked version of OnStar, but the salient details won’t be revealed for another seven days. However, we’ve gotten word from the General that it’s testing two new features: Audio Facebook updates and voice texting.

On the Facebook front, GM is the experimental phase of integrating OnStar with the 800-pound social media guerilla, allowing users to verbally update their Facebook status via audio recordings, with the possibility of utilizing the OnStar Virtual Advisor feature to read off Facebook status updates and news feeds.

Voice texting works in a similar manner, pairing the driver’s Bluetooth mobile phone to OnStar and allowing the system to read received SMS messages and reply using a voice command to select four pre-set messages. That’s not true voice-to-text functionality, but it’s similar to what’s being offered by other automakers.

Well, what do you think? Something you might like?

Which Chevy/Favorite Restaurant Picture Is Your Favorite?

It’s time to place your votes! Make sure you tell your friends! The top 3 winners will each receive a $100 VISA Gift Card! 

An Amazing Gift With An Amazing Story!

When we decided to do our Chevy and Friends photo contest in April we never thought we’d have a more gracious, generous, kind, caring winner than that of Donna Sowul. After a long week of voting she was the 2nd place finisher receiving over 2,500 votes for her submission of the picture to the left with her husband and her beloved Camaro. Because she was a top 3 finisher she received a $100 VISA gift card from Classic Chevrolet. To my amazement she emailed us when she received her gift card and told us of her plans for the $100.

I just wanted to let you know that I got my gift card today…I want to convey my sincerest thanks and appreciation for this most generous and thoughtful gift…I also wanted to let you and Classic Chevrolet know that I plan on donating it to the “Make a Wish Foundation” in loving memory of my Dad, who passed away right before I got my ‘dream car called Camaro’…His last wishes were that donations be made in his name to the “Make A Wish Foundation”, as he always felt so heartbroken to see little children with bald heads due to chemo…I plan on letting the foundation know of the generosity of Classic Chevrolet, and to also honor my late Dad who I miss so much every single day… May God Bless all of you at Classic Chevrolet the way he has also blessed me with this gift card from you…
Best regards,
Donna Sowul
(in loving memory of my Dad, Irvin W Smith…West Babylon, NY)

After receiving this letter we just knew we had to contribute somehow because we were so honored that she would do that.

The Make A Wish Foundation is an organization that since 1980 has been granting wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. According to their website they have made over 191,000 wishes come true for children all over the world. It is an amazing organization that gives hope and happiness to children. For more information on how you can help you can visit their website.

So in honor of Donna and her gracious donation today April 23, 2010 between 10:30 am and 9:00 pm – Classic Chevrolet will donate $2 for every “Like” we receive from our Facebook Fan Page from this post to the Make A Wish Foundation!

Thanks Donna for being so great! It’s fans like you that make us love what we do!

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.