MyLink: Chevrolet Get into the Infotainment Game

December 5, 2014

Infotainment systems in cars are becoming commonplace. Toyota has its Entune, Hyundai has its Blue Link and Ford has its Sync and MyFord Touch. Now Chevrolet is entering the game with MyLink. The system allows you to control the stereo, receive and make phone calls and control apps. Command is via voice control or a touchscreen. The apps are used off of Blackberry, iPhone or Android smartphones. The smartphone is connected to the system via Bluetooth or USB cable.

Apps that can be used include Pandora and Stitcher SmartRadio, which streams in the audio. A navigation app is also expected. The system includes AM/FM/XM tuner, CD player and MP3 player. It also has an auxiliary input and USB input. The system also uses Gracenote®, which can identify the music collection on the smartphone or MP3 player and offer information, including the artist's name, genre of the tune and album cover art. It also allows you to select similar music.

MyLink will first appear on the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Equinox.