With the number of Facebook users growing exponentially almost everyday, it is only a matter of time before it made it into cars. Well now Mercedes Benz USA has decided to integrate it into their cars in its new in-car telematics system.
The version Facebook that will be offerred in the new cars will be a stripped down to a set of limited features, mostly ranging between location services of businesses and friends so that it works in a GPS sort of manner. Facebook's vice president of partnerships and platform marketing Dane Rose said that "it reflects the social network's expansion to a growing list of settings where screens and Internet connections are available." In other words, it is a system that appeals to people who always feel the need to know where their friends are. Imagine driving down Orchard road on a Saturday afternoon, you'd be getting notifications after every 100m telling you that one of your friends is in town. And I think that can get annoying after a while. Not to mention one of the new distractions that you can have in your car! The good news is that entering text is disabled..
If Facebook's entering the car industry, my guess is Twitter is going to follow and so will more accidents.