Chevrolet MyLink aggregates content from the smartphone onto the seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display. Connectivity will be ensured via USB or Bluetooth for mass storage devices, including MP3 players, iPod, iPad, etc. There is also a dedicated plug-in outlet for certain personal music devices and smartphones that do not use USB or Bluetooth connections.
“Customers told us they have set up their smartphones exactly how they want them, and the ideal car infotainment system should extend the capabilities of their smartphone rather than try to duplicate them. And that is what Chevrolet MyLink is all about,” says Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.
With Chevrolet MyLink in Cruze and Aveo, the smartphone, in effect, functions in the same way a hard drive would in an embedded infotainment system.
Owners of compatible devices can bring their own media into the vehicle through USB or by pairing the smartphone using the system’s Bluetooth connection.
As long as the car remains stationary, occupants can also watch videos or personalized slide shows. The system uses the latest technology and yet is intuitive to use, offering real-life benefits to today’s drivers. A selection of special apps will be offered for download later in the year, making it possible to upgrade Chevrolet MyLink in accordance with individual needs.
The 7″ color touch screen will be manufactured by LG electronics, has a clean intuitive design with five easy to navigate menus (Audio, Pictures & Movies, Telephone, Smartphone Link and Settings), each of them comprising a list of easy-to-select functions.
This infotainment technology will first be available with the Cruze and Aveo as of summer 2012. All Chevrolet MyLink-equipped cars will also be fitted with a rearview camera.
Source: General Motors.