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.