Buick Gives IntelliLink New Features For 20136
Buick is making a few improvements to its IntelliLink infotainment and connectivity system for the 2013 model year. The system, which will be standard equipment across the 2013 Buick lineup, adds more voice control functionality and an improved user experience, including:
Voice Control For Pandora Internet Radio
The updated IntelliLink system adds voice control for Pandora, allowing drivers to tune to a Pandora favorite station without touching the in-car screen or their device.
“More Like This” For Removable Media
When playing music from an iPod or other USB Media, users can say “more like this” — which then makes a random music playlist based on the current song. The feature uses the Gracenote media database to identify artist and song titles as well as to display album cover art.
Tagging With SiriusXM Satellite Radio
A new feature with SiriusXM satellite radio allows drivers and passengers to tag an artist or the name of a song. Doing so triggers an on-screen notification whenever a favorite tune plays on any SiriusXM channel.
Quick Info Icon
To increase the speed with which IntelliLink can be used while keeping the driver’s eyes on the road, a new “Quick Info” icon allows users to access to the most popular features such as SiriusXM Travel Link features, audio info and turn-by-turn navigation. Most notably, a “Transfer to Private” icon allows users to transfer a phone call initiated on/from a Bluetooth-paired phone from the vehicle’s speakerphone to the phone itself.
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GM, these seem like updates Chevy’s MyLink deserve also.
Ford really hurt itself with a too complex, too unresponsive MyFordTouch/Sync. They took a lot of hits and consumer guide drops until they smoothed out the wrinkles and streamlined the interface. Truly, these infotainment systems add large amounts to the manufacturer’s profit margin per car. America and the world are gadget crazy. Testers still claim OEMs are far behind smartphone producers in these voice-touch devices – The gap will close day-by-day as engineers field test and get feedback from the common user.
Keep up the updates – they’re getting better all the time.
I purchased each generation of bluetooth headset, each time believing the Kool-Aid that finally, they worked. Each time I came back completely disappointed, using the things an exercise in frustration. One fine day I purchased a Motorola Finiti bluetooth and found some relief. Even though Moto tried to pack too much giz-wizadry into the little earpiece ( voice to text – audio prompting ), it still did it’s main purpose very well: Transmit and recieve phone calls clearly. The gadgetry leaves me wondering, as the female voice in my ear constantly irritates: ” I Pode Touch disconnected, device connected…bla bla bla ( yes, it calls my iPod an “I Pode”… ) . It’s taken Motorola years to perfect noise filtering and voice isolation, yet it finallly succeeded all these trys later. It almost made all the junk I bought worth it to finally have callers say: “You sound GREAT and I hear NO BACKGROUND NOISE!”.
Keep working on it GM. The world of connectivity is on the road now, and MyLink, CUE and Intellililink can really shine – AND SELL BOATLOADS OF CARS.
How can I get a complete list of intelliLink voice commands for my new GMC Terrain Denali?
@Ed — these should work:
THANKS, BUT WHAT ABOUT NAVIGATION?
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