It’s something OEMs have been hit or miss on for years now: infotainment systems. The announcements from Google and Apple that a third-party solution to infotainment was on its way was most likely a welcome one from many OEMs, as development could be spent elsewhere on new vehicles, rather than creating unique systems for each manufacturer.
Chevrolet is next on the list to begin integrating Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto to the 2016 model year of vehicles. Vehicles eligible for CarPlay or Android Auto must be equipped with the seven-inch touchscreen variant of MyLink, while those with the eight-inch variation will only be compatible with CarPlay for the start of the 2016 model year.
CarPlay and Android Auto mirror many basic functions to the touchscreen in the number of Chevrolet models chosen to for integration. Users may make phone calls, send and receive messages, listen to their music and run navigation all through the third-party software.
Though, to note, essential keyboard functions are disabled when the vehicle is in motion, and to keep things even safer, almost all functions can be used through the voice command button found on the steering wheel.
But we’re here to ask how you feel about these latest additions to the Chevrolet lineup. We think this will prove to be very popular with consumers, but cast your vote in the poll below and talk to us in the comments section. Are you looking forward to CarPlay and Android Auto integration, or can you do without all the gadgetry in the car?