Select Chevy Models To Come Out With Android Auto In March 2016

Select Chevy Models To Come Out With Android Auto In March 2016

If you are looking to buy a new car in the near future, then it would be worth considering some of the General Motors Chevy cars. Chevrolet had made an announcement that it would be bringing a few select models in 2016 that would be making use of the Android Auto. The Android Auto feature will be added to a few cars in the 2016 lineup and these cars would have to undergo a software update.

The updates will be carried out by the Chevrolet dealers. The dealers are working hard to ensure that the updates are done smoothly and quickly so that they get the car ready for the consumer to buy before they think of additional purchases.

The Google search engine giant’s answer to the Apple CarPlay is the Android Auto. This will allow the users of the Android based handsets to plug into the vehicle and activate the MyLink system to make use of the Android Lollipop based operating system. The Android 5.0 OS used is a customized one that will give the users the option to choose a select few apps in their vehicles touch screen display.

Features like Google Maps, Google Play Music, Google Now and third party applications like Spotify and Pandora can be accessed from your car’s infotainment system. You can also make or receive calls through Bluetooth. For all this, you just need to plug in your handset to your vehicle.

There are many vehicle manufacturers who are looking to offer vehicle compatibility with both Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. Chevrolet is also thinking on the same lines. The news of this software update has been made public by Alan Batey, the President of General Motors North America and Global Chevrolet. He took the opportunity to appreciate the engineering team for their efforts and hard work in making sure that the dealers can carry out the software update process in a timely manner without annoying the consumers.

The Android Auto form Google will not be enabled in the entire Chevrolet that GM is running in the American market. It will be coming up only with a few cars like: Cruze and Malibu (excluding limited editions), Corvette convertible, Suburban, Spark, Impala, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Volt, Corvette, Silverado, Silverado HD and Tahoe.

You can even easily switch from an Android phone to the Apple iPhone. Just plug in either of the phone in the USB port of the car to launch either of the operating systems.

References:

www.androidheadlines.com

www.mashable.com

September 25th, 2015 by