2014 Chevrolet Impala Gets Next-Gen MyLink, Spark and Sonic get Siri Eyes Free
November 27, 2012 9:05 AM
comment(s) - last by
GM talks next-generation infotainment systems in LA
GM has announced that the
2014 Chevrolet Impala
will get its next generation MyLink infotainment system. The new infotainment system is designed to be easy to use and customize with the ability to link with up to 10 different devices. The next generation MyLink system is also Chevrolet’s first attempt at natural language voice-recognition allowing drivers to control the infotainment system with their voice.
Chevrolet says that its natural language voice-recognition system will let customers place calls, enter destinations, browse media, play music, and control other functions by telling the vehicle what to do. Chevy says that the user won't need to remember any key phrases and won't have to look at the screen.
While rival Ford has been offering similar voice control technology with its
system for years, Chevrolet says that its system can be operated via large and clearly labeled knobs or via steering wheel controls.
Chevrolet Impala with MyLink
Chevrolet's system also allows users to customize the graphic treatment of the instrument cluster and integrated stack with one of four personalities. The system uses a 4.2-inch high-resolution LCD screen or an available eight-inch screen.
While the 2014 Impala will be the first to get the next generation MyLink system, Chevrolet will be integrating Siri technology into some Spark models and the Sonic LTZ and RS cars. The Siri capability will be available through the standard MyLink infotainment system in the vehicles. The system supports Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode allowing user to interact with the iPhone using their voice.
In Eyes Free mode, the screen of the iPhone will stay dark to reduce distraction. The Eyes Free mode will allow Spark and Sonic drivers to make voice activated phone calls, play songs in the iTunes library, compose messages to send via iMessage or text, and switch music sources. Drivers will also be able to access the calendar and add appointments using their voice.
MyLink with Siri Hands Free
“It says a lot about our commitment to small-car customers that Chevrolet has announced that Siri Eyes Free capability will be available in the Spark and Sonic well before the luxury brands,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars. “Safe, easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink’s existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience.”
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
11/27/2012 3:12:34 PM
I love the caption of the second picture is captioned to highlight the hands-free solution, yes it shows someone holding the phone in their hand.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
5 Millionth Sync Equipped Vehicle Rolls Off Ford Assembly Line
November 6, 2012, 9:02 AM
GM Previews 35 MPG 2014 Impala Mild Hybrid
April 4, 2012, 9:30 PM
Ford, Toyota, and Universal Pictures Celebrate "Back to the Future Day' in Style
October 21, 2015, 4:19 PM
Consumer Reports Flexes Muscle, Hits Slumping Tesla Motors Stock
October 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
Debunked: Beneath the Lies, Nigerian "Pee Generator" Is Still Pissing Into the Wind
October 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
Hot Air? President Obama, G7 Pledge to Eliminate Most Fossil Fuel Use by 2100
June 8, 2015, 5:40 PM
Study Predicts Self-Driving Vehicles Could Rake in Billions
March 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D's "Insane Mode" Shocks Passengers
January 28, 2015, 11:18 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information