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Get Your E-Mail in Your E-Vehicle

Techstination feature for Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Driving down that information highway. It's the marriage of the traditional highway with the information highway. E-Vehicles are what General Motors calls them. A new generation of cars that will keep you connected to the net while you're on the road. Come on... .get in... .

"We're sitting in a 2001 Cadillac Seville with a Infotainment Radio set."

GM's e-Vehicle Director Karenann Terrell. So what is this Infotainment Radio all about...

"Infotainment Radio is the combination of conventional radio technology functionality combined with an online capability including navigation with GPS, as well as email capabilities and further capabilities to interact with your PDA, your Palm device."

So your car can store all of your names, numbers and appointments. And about that business of email in your car. Look ma... no hands... .everything is controlled with your voice... (sound) There's a color LCD screen on the dash for maps and such. The CD player is also a CD ROM drive. So how much will this drive down the information highway cost you? Pricing isn't set yet... but the expectation is... .it will tack about two thousand dollars onto the sticker.