GM MyLink System Announced to Rival Ford's Sync

Blake Z. Rong
by Blake Z. Rong
Chevrolet introduces MyLink – an infotainment system combining text messaging and stereo audio streaming from your smartphone using a Bluetooth wireless connection Thursday, February 17, 2011 in New York, NY. MyLinkas touch-screen interface eliminates the need for drivers to fumble around with phones while driving. The media system builds on the hands-free phone address book…

GM’s MyLink, available starting with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and Equinox, will offer smartphone charging, Pandora radio streaming, GraceNote music identification, Bluetooth, XM satellite radio, voice activation, OnStar, and USB inputs, in case listening to drive-time radio is too crushing for commuters.

The MyLink comes hot on the heels of Ford’s SYNC as an inevitable comparison. But unlike the SYNC, MyLink includes the full power of GM’s OnStar behind it, for starters. It will also come with Powermat charging for the smartphones that you won’t need to fiddle with once behind the wheel. And, uh, that’s about it. Functionality between the two infotainment systems is remarkably similar otherwise, which makes you wish that GM had introduced this earlier.

The MyLink includes a 7″ full-color touchscreen standard, which controls climate control and navigation operations. The first GM cars that will be equipped with it later this year will be the Chevrolet Volt and the Equinox, before the rest of the General Motors lineup.

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  • Ms. J. McNeal Ms. J. McNeal on Mar 09, 2011

    Will there be an on star control for the Ford Winstar? Will there be an app that can be down loaded to your phone to check and start your vehicle? If so when? I see the new LA Cross has one in their adds. Thanks and let me know.

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