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Creepy App Brings Us a Step Closer to Being Able to Curse Out Other Drivers via Text

• yahoo.com

General Motors wants to make it easier for Chinese customers to curse out the moron who cut them off or get the digits of the attractive driver one car over at the stoplight. So it's developed an app called DiDi Plate that lets Android users text the owner of a car by simply scanning its license plate.

John Du, GM China's research and development director, demonstrated the app at the Telematics Detroit conference earlier this month, according to Computerworld. It's a prototype app, but Du said GM is looking to have the technology added to its in-car infotainment system.

Du didn't explain how the app links a license plate to a phone number, what happens if the person behind the wheel doesn't own the car, or how GM will reconcile the fact that most people probably don't want text messages from strangers on the street, for whatever reason.

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