For those of you in San Antonio that use a smartphone (which, let’s be honest, is probably 90% of you or more), staying connected is important. And your device of choice for staying connected is probably an iPhone or an Android, since the two phone brands have essentially cornered the cellphone market.
You may have recently heard about General Motors’ decision to include Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto in future GM brands Cadillac and Chevrolet. We at Cavender Buick GMC West are pleased to tell you that GM has now added Buick and GMC to Carplay and Android Auto’s list! It only makes sense for these brands to reap the benefits of this advanced smartphone in-dash interface as it will bridge the gap between the dash and devices more seamlessly than ever before.
Both Carplay and Android Auto will offer a mirror image of your phone’s dashboard, which makes it easy to quickly access your music, messages, phone calls, maps and third-party apps like podcasts, Pandora, or Spotify. And a majority of your access to Carplay and Android Auto will be voice-activated. So you can keep your eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel while you stay connected.
The first rollout of this software will be Carplay, which you will find in the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and Regal as well as the 2016 GMC Canyon, Yukon, and Sierra—Android Auto will be deployed shortly afterward.
General Motors is really paving the way here for major car companies—you’ll be hard pressed to find another company that is taking the initiative to bring the digital world and the auto world together in quite the same way. So make sure to keep a look out for the 2016 Buick and GMC models that will come with Carplay and Android Auto, we guarantee that when you come in for a test drive you’ll be met with an immediate “connection.”
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