Pause and play radio is a built-in feature of the High Navigation Radio in the Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX as well as the Cadillac CTS Jukebox and Navigation radio, on which it debuted in 2008. Pause and play will soon be available on the new Buick Regal and Chevrolet Cruze.
Just like digital video recording at home that lets users capture live broadcasts and take a break while watching, pause and play radio lets users stop a live broadcast, record up to 20 minutes, and play it back later. It’s as simple as pushing the radio reverse button.
Before shutting off the vehicle, the driver can press the radio pause button, shut off their vehicle, get back in the vehicle and start it, push the radio play button and resume listening to the radio station where it was stopped.
The content is stored on an embedded hard drive within the radio. Listeners can fast-forward and reverse playback as desired.