Chevrolet Confirms Android Auto Update
Software update will be available for eight-inch MyLink radios in March 2016
DETROIT – Chevrolet will offer Android Auto compatibility via software update to U.S. consumers who buy select 2016 model year vehicles equipped with an eight-inch MyLink system. The update will be available starting in March 2016 exclusively through Chevrolet dealers.
Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced it will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in more 2016 models than any automotive brand. The 14 Chevrolet models include vehicles ranging from the brand’s most affordable car, the all-new 2016 Spark, to its highest performance model, the Corvette Z06.
“Thanks to the hard work and determination of our engineering team, Chevrolet consumers who use Android phones will not have to compromise when choosing which MyLink system meets their needs – both the seven-inch and eight-inch systems will offer Android Auto capability,” said Alan Batey, president GM North America and Global Chevrolet. “We are working with our dealers to make the software update as quick and easy as possible to minimize any inconvenience to our owners.”
Chevrolet has a strong track record when it comes to broad availability of customer-centric innovation. It was the first brand to introduce Siri Eyes Free functionality and the first car company to offer available OnStar 4G LTE connectivity across a range of cars, trucks and crossovers in the U.S. and Canada. In less than one year, Chevrolet has connected more than a half-million customers to high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
Using either application is simple in a compatible 2016 Chevrolet. A “Projection” icon on the MyLink screen is visible when a phone is not connected, then changes to indicate either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto (whichever is applicable) when a compatible phone is connected via USB. Android Auto requires a phone running the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or higher, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later. The user interfaces themselves are designed and developed by Apple (for Apple CarPlay) and Google (for Android Auto).
|2016 Model Year Chevrolet Infotainment Systems|
|7-Inch MyLink Infotainment||8-Inch MyLink Infotainment|
|Spark||Cruze (Excludes Limited)|
|Cruze (Excludes Limited)||Malibu (Excludes Limited)|
|Malibu (Excludes Limited)||Impala|
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.