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Shop From Your Car

GM just announced a feature that’s coming to new Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, and GMCs:  SHOPPING in the car.

You can use the touchscreen on your dashboard to order things like food and gas at places including Dunkin’ Donuts, TGI Fridays, Shell, and ExxonMobil.  They’re going to add Starbucks next year too.

This feature is NOT designed to make your life easier, though, although I guess that’s a possible side effect.  GM just flat out admitted they created it because the stores are upset that you currently spend an hour a day driving and not shopping.

A spokesman says, quote, “For most retailers and brands, the daily commute is the only time not accessible in a consumers’ day.  [The new] marketplace gives merchants the ability to safely engage with drivers and passengers.”

But don’t worry.  They say they’ve designed it so it’s easy and only takes a few touches to keep it from being too distracting.  So I guess they pinky swear you won’t die because someone was ordering donuts and not watching the road.

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  • Jon is our resident "veteran" of the Eagle, hanging out with Eagle friends for almost an entire decade! In fact, when he started, it was just he and his wife in Utah. Now Jon and Jenn have two kids (Liam and Ella) and in-laws in town! Originally from Long Beach, CA, Jon moved to Wichita for his first radio job. This is where he won his first CMA for Personality of the Year. From Kansas to Utah, Jon has been a fixture on our station - sharing his struggles as a Dad, husband, and boss! Jon also hosted a successful podcast called Breaking Nashville where he introduced you to the next generation of Country superstars!

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