Chevrolet announced that the company is going to roll out Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to all the fourteen car models of the GM brand’s 2016 line up. It is not the first time that the company has done it. Previously, almost all its 2011 model year cars have RemoteLink implementation which was rolled out simultaneously. Last year OnStar 4G LTE has been added as the standard-fit item to sixteen cars.
Chevrolet will be using two systems, each branded MyLink Infotainment, and one will have 7-inch touchscreen whereas another will be having 8-inch touchscreen. The 7-inch model will mostly rely on CarPlay or Android Auto with its own basic features such as FM radio, however, there will be no navigation upgrade option or native speech control but there will be voice command button on the steering wheel. The 8-inch model will have a factory-fit navigation option and other standalone features in case if the driver is not interested in hooking up their device or the device is not compatible with the car system. However, the model needs to wait a little longer in order to support Android Auto.
The seven cars which will be fit with 7-inch MyLink infotainment system such as 2016 model year Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Silverado, and Silverado HD whereas the thirteen cars which will be fit with 8-inch model such as the Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Volt, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD, Tahoe, and Suburban.