It will be present later this summer in at least 16 Chevy models.
Everything is becoming integrated. I believe it is possible to use your dishwasher while you are in transit via your smartphone. I’m pretty sure it’s possible. Right? So Chevrolet, Apple, and Android decided to form a union much like The Three Musketeers. Tous pour un, un pour tous! (All for one, one for all!)
Ok, maybe not the dramatic but this is pretty interesting nonetheless. Chevrolet becomes the first official automaker to announce Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration simultaneously. This will make it easier to choose between the two because why not just get both. Chevy’s official MyLink infotainment system will of course be easily accessible to either platform.
It will basically do its best to be an all-in-one tool.
It will be present later this summer in at least 16 Chevy models. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto won’t be backwards compatible in car models released prior that early window.
The early life of this new feature will try not to bog down with too many apps to choose from. They will be screened properly before allowing the integration. The most sought out feature will probably be of the GPS/Map app so they plan on limiting it to the big fish for each platform. That will of course be Google Maps and Apple Maps respectively. With CarPlay you will get Phone, Messages, iTunes, and whatever third-party apps are green lit. It’s pretty much the same from the Android Auto side of things with its respective apps.
It will basically do its best to be an all-in-one tool. Entertainment, navigation, and everything in between in the palm of your hand. Sounds pretty cool to me. Now if only every other car manufacturer will follow suit.