Chevrolet plans on introducing a clever solution to get satellite navigation into the subcompact Sonic and even smaller Spark for the 2013 model year here in North America through
GogoLink what is now known as BringGo — a smartphone app that delivers full-on GPS navigation on 3-D maps and essentially streams through Chevy MyLink. No CDs, DVDs, or SD cards with map data required.
Yes, prospective 2013 Spark and Sonic buyers need a smartphone in order to utilize this feature, but GM estimates that as many as 90 percent of them already own such fancy pieces of technology.
BringGo navigation will include the following when it launches this fall on both the Sonic and Spark:
- Emergency information such as police, fire and the nearest hospital
- Thousands of points of interest
- Local Search via Google
- Where am I? locator
- Live traffic functionality provides crash reports and lane closures, and with alternative routes
- Ability to store native maps to the customer’s smartphone, giving them access to locations and turn-by-turn directions. This way, even when phone signal quality is poor, navigation is still possible.