2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox to Debut Chevrolet MyLink
Chevrolet MyLink will be available beginning with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and Equinox this fall before expanding to other vehicles in the Chevy lineup over the next 18 months.
"There is a new generation of car buyers who don't want to settle for mass market radio," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. "They want to create their own individual stations and have access to them wherever they are. Chevrolet vehicles have offered customers the ability to use portable media devices since 2006 and the introduction of MyLink takes media personalization to a new level."
MyLink retains all the capabilities of today's entertainment units, including AM/FM/XM tuners, CD player with MP3 playback, auxiliary and USB inputs. It also includes a user-friendly seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display.
"Chevrolet MyLink is the next logical step for in-vehicle connectivity," said Karl Stracke, vice president for Global Product Engineering. "MyLink leverages the mobile broadband capability and the sophisticated, online services made possible by today's smartphones."
Chevrolet MyLink key features include:
- Enhanced hands-free voice control system powered by Nuance, which allows simple voice commands to initiate phone calls and select radio stations or media from portable MP3 players and smartphones.
- Pandora internet radio allows users to create personalized radio stations based on favorite artists or genres and Stitcher SmartRadio enables access to thousands of audio programming choices allowing customers to build a personalized listening experience.
- Gracenote identifies the music collection on the driver's smartphone or MP3 player and presents information n the MyLink screen; improves the accuracy of MyLink's voice activation system by allowing users to access music using artist nicknames.
- Upgraded USB connectivity by adding flash memory capability to its USB device connections.