Thursday, May 28, 2015

General Motors Has A Secret Weapon Against Texting And Driving

General Motors Has A Secret Weapon Against Texting And Driving

BAY CITY, Mich. – In the ongoing battle against distracted driving, General Motors has secret weapon against texting and driving: CarPlay. Consumers all over the country have continually taken their eyes of the road to text, stream music or to look at their GPS, and have caused both minor and major accident while doing do. T0 curb this, GM believes they have found a cure, and that cure is increased mobile phone integration with its vehicles with help from two major players from the infamous Silicon Valley: Google and Apple.

Fourteen selected 2016 Chevrolet vehicles, including the 2016 Cruze, 2016 Camaro, 2016 Volt and 2016 Malibu, will enjoy this new technology function. Both Apple and Android systems will be compatible, however the Android model is still in testing and might not be available for sometime after Apple’s software. Both systems offer different apps, based on their own specific operating systems and user preferences.

The Android Auto system is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify and even podcast players. Apple CarPlay however takes select iPhone features and puts them on the MyLink display that’s much simpler to read and access. This allows the driver to send texts, make calls and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri.

We are so excited to see this new and innovative technology infused into the 2016 Chevrolet lineup! For more information on any of the 2016 models listed, stop by or give us a call! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we are here to help our community grow to become an even better place to call home! For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our website:

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