Chevrolet Spark, Sonic Get GogoLink Navigation App

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Chevrolet Spark, Sonic Get GogoLink Navigation App

Despite recently released distracted driving guidelines targeting in-car navigation systems, Chevrolet announced its new GogoLink smartphone app that delivers full-function navigation to the Spark and Sonic’s MyLink infotainment system.

Imagine what the NTSB thinks about this, an application on a smartphone that provides plenty of distracting pictures on the vehicle’s infotainment system. Nonetheless, the aim of the GogoLink smartphone app is to provide a cost efficient in-car navigation option for those buying the more affordable Spark and Sonic models from Chevy. The app even has live traffic updates.

Those visiting the upcoming New York Auto Show can take it for a test drive at the Chevrolet booth. According to Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars, about 90 percent of Spark and Sonic owners have a smartphone.

“This technology is typically found on cars costing far more, but next-gen customers are accustomed to being connected. By using a smartphone app, Chevrolet found a smart and safe way to provide navigation,” she said.

GogoLink will be available after the Spark goes on sale, so early adopters of the Spark will have to swing by the dealer to get a software update. Pricing for GogoLink hasn’t been announced yet.

Watch GM’s webisode on the GogoLink Navigation app after the break.

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  • CA

    NTSB are idiots.If they succeed in the limiting of information on the car displays that they think that will solve all problems. They fail to understand that all one has to do it stick their iPad into the dash and you not only have 9 inch plus screen, but more information that one would every need when driving. And eventually, car manufacturers will have their software in their cars linked to a plug or wireless into the iPad for all vehicle information. NTSB has lost before they even got started.

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