2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 In-Vehicle Technology
The 2017 Silverado 1500 offers cutting-edge in-vehicle technology designed for comfort, convenience, and connectivity.
For the prior, 2016 model year, the Silverado 1500 received an all-new radio with a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. The new radio carries over to the 2017 model year, with the new 7-inch unit being available on WT models and standard on the LS trim. An 8-inch system is offered on higher trim levels and equipment packages.
Both radios offer improved system speed and performance, faster, more accurate map loading, faster service reprogramming and redesigned navigation interfaces, including a quick list of recently-browsed points of interest, point of interest country grouping, last destination screen and visual landmark indication with map guidance (on navigation radios only). The 8-inch radio offers enhanced voice command execution, while the new 7-inch radio uses pass-through voice recognition that is handled by the user’s phone.
The 2017 Silverado 1500 offers four radio head units:
|RPO Code||Screen Size||Interface||Availability|
|IO3||4.2 inches||Knob & Buttons||standard on WT|
|IOB||7 inches||Chevrolet MyLink Touchscreen||available on WT; included on LS and Silverado Custom (1CX)|
|IO5||8 inches||Chevrolet MyLink Touchscreen||included on LT and LTZ; upgradable to IO6 on LT and LTZ|
|IO6||8 inches||Chevrolet MyLink Touchscreen||available on LT and LTZ; included in High Country|
Complete details on 2017 Silverado 1500 radio headunits.
New for the 2017 Silverado is the GM AppShop. Built into the IO5 and IO6 radios, the App Shop allows users to browse, select and install apps on the vehicle’s radio system. Apps include Pandora, iHeartRadio, The Weather Channel and more.
Wireless Phone Charging
Inductive wireless phone charging is available on LT and LTZ double cab and crew cab models with available bucket seats. The feature is standard on High Country models.
Teen Driver Mode
The 2017 Silverado 1500 adds Teen Driver mode as a standard feature on all trim levels. The configurable feature lets drivers activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on the teen’s driving habits and helps you continue to coach your new driver
Advanced Smartphone Integration
The Silverado’s 7-inch and 8-inch radio systems offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide simple and smart use of smartphones in the vehicle, integrating certain phone functions onto MyLink’s color touchscreen and allowing users to call up music, navigation apps and more via compatible phones.
MyLink with the 7-inch display is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on equipped models. The 8-inch system features Apple CarPlay compatibility on most models at the start of the model year.
Using either application is simple. A “Projection” icon on the MyLink screen is visible when a phone is not connected. It changes to indicate CarPlay or Android Auto when a compatible phone is connected via USB.
Apple CarPlay takes the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and puts them on the vehicle’s display in a smart, simple manner. This allows drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Apple CarPlay-supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and third-party audio apps. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iOS 7.1 or higher.
Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify and podcast players. A full list of supported apps is available at g.co/androidauto.
Android Auto requires a phone running Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or above.
OnStar 4G LTE With Wi-Fi Hotspot
Complementing MyLink to enhance Silverado’s connectivity is OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot supports up to seven mobile devices and is on whenever the vehicle is on. It comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial, whichever comes first. It is available on WT and standard on other models.
At the time of purchase, six months of an OnStar Guidance plan includes all of OnStar’s advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as turn-by-turn navigation.
Five years of a subscription-free OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing owners to perform the following from anywhere with a data connection:
- Remotely start (if properly equipped)
- Lock/unlock door
- Activate the horn and lights
The OnStar Basic Plan also includes:
- OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, which runs monthly checks of a vehicle’s engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes and more
- Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends a diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer to simplify service scheduling
The Basic Plan does not include any emergency services.
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