Detroit: Chevrolet Volt supports Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink

Chevrolet used the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to unveil the all-new 2016 Volt electric car.

The 2016 Volt on the stand at NAIAS this week has an in-car entertainment system that includes support for both CarPlay and MirrorLink; both systems appear as options in the vehicle’s Settings menu. Android Auto is missing, but there’s plenty of time to add it — the Volt won’t be on the road until the middle of this year.

The Volt retains its signature dual digital color displays with an eight-inch-diagonal reconfigurable screen in the instrument cluster to relay driver information. An additional eight-inch-diagonal touch screen in the center of the instrument panel controls the Chevrolet MyLink system.

GPS location-based charging

2016 Chevrolet Volt Owners will now be able to set their charging preferences exclusively for “home” charging and the vehicle will automatically adjust to that setting when it is at “home” based on GPS data.

This will allow owners to pre-set their 120V charging level (eight amps or 12 amps) and whether they wish to charge immediately, set a departure time for each day of the week, or set a departure time and a utility rate schedule to charge only at off-peak rates. These setting will only have to be programmed once and the Volt will default to them when the vehicle return to its home location.

With a glance through the windshield, an updated charge status indicator light on the on the top of the instrument panel will show the approximate charge level through a series of flashes. An available illuminated charge port makes it easier to plug in after dark.

Source: GM, The Verge

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