2016 Chevrolet Models Add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto - Automobile

DETROIT -- Chevrolet hopes to take the lead in smartphone-car connectivity by making your choice of Apple Car Play or Google Android Auto available in 14 of its 2016 models, beginning this summer. The technology, which links smartphones with either operating system, will display your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone apps -- except the ones that have video -- on models equipped with Chevy’s MyLink system, which includes a 7- or 8-inch... Among the key benefits, the new connectivity will allow your navigation system to travel in and out of the car with you, it will allow hands-free text messaging using voice-recognition systems, it will integrate contacts and calendars, and it will... You may connect your smartphone to the Internet via Chevy’s system by using either your telephone data connection or via GM’s 4G LTE service via OnStar, which entails a monthly fee. The connectivity feature could make car-based navigation systems superfluous, though you can use CarPlay or Android Auto both in Chevrolets with or without built-in nav systems. Source: www.automobilemag.com