While early generation infotainment systems have been derided as too backward and inaccessible, the new MyLink system takes inspiration from the easy-to-use app displays of touchscreen smartphones. Basically, MyLink is now just like a having a smartphone in the dashboard of a car.
On the dashboard touchscreen, there will be eight icons on the screen at one time. Drivers can switch views to see more apps and arrange icons as they see fit. It’s fully customizable and simple to use. So that some functions are always available, like navigation, drivers can choose four icons that sit at the top of the interface for easy access.
The infotainment system will adopt older entertainment features for the modern era. A new favorites bar allows drivers to save frequent phone numbers, a Pandora radio station, or even destinations, in addition to radio stations.
Chevy MyLink connects to the driver’s smartphone via Bluetooth wireless connection. Drivers can place calls handsfree, send text messages, switch between different audio options, and activate the navigation system that is run from a flash drive in the vehicle. A smaller infotainment screen is also situated in the driver’s instrument panel, so they only have to briefly look down to see current infotainment functions if desired.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be the first vehicle to have the next-generation MyLink system and more models will follow. The vehicle will be arriving at Team Chevy in 2013. To learn more about Chevy MyLink or the upcoming Chevy Impala release, contact Team Chevy. Team Chevy is located in Valparaiso, Indiana and can be reached by calling 1-219-263-0114.