For a long time Ford was considered a pioneer and in the same time a leader when it came to telematics or infotainment in the automotive industry, but many automakers have started to catch up and design systems of their own in order to surpass Ford’s.
Chevrolet designed MyLink and now it was GM's and Buick's turn to catch up with the IntelliLink System. Both GM’s IntelliLink System and Buick IntelliLink System operate and function identically, the only real differences being in terms of design.
The systems go far beyond the capabilities of Bluetooth technology or wireless phone operation incorporating features such as a seven-inch touch-screen, voice controls of various vehicle functions, steering wheel-mounted controls, as well as streaming audio through Pandora and Stitcher SmartRadio.
The system is meant to help the driver focus on the road rather than on the central console of the car, but we have a hunch that with gadgets like these that are packed with technology and multiple functions, it’ll be hard to keep the eyes on the road at all times.
In the GM model range, the first to incorporate the IntelliLink System will be the terrain segment while Buick will add the system on their 2012 Regal, LaCrosse and Verano models.