“General Motors will make it possible for Apple and Android smartphone owners to connect with MyLink infotainment systems in 14 of its 19 Chevrolet models beginning later this year, CEO Mary Barra announced Wednesday at the Code tech conference in Southern California,” Marco della Cava reports for USA Today.
“Last year, the 14 models in question accounted for sales of 2.4 million vehicles. They also include Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, Silverado, Impala, Volt, Suburban, Colorado and Tahoe,” della Cava reports. “GM’s other nameplates, such as Cadillac and Europe-focused Opel, will also feature the new technology at a later date. More than a dozen car companies — from Audi to Ferrari to Volvo — also have been pushing ahead with CarPlay and Android Auto integration into their fleets.”
“Plugging either an iPhone or Android phone into a USB cable caused the screens to stylistically mirror each respective smartphone,” della Cava reports. “For iPhone users, that means familiar app logos populate the screen, while Android phone users see small icons — representing everything from navigation to music — across the bottom of the screen.”
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