Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Next gen Chevy MyLink employs smartphone flexibility

The new generation of Chevy MyLink sports a look, and flexibility, inspired by smartphones.

(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)

LAS VEGAS–Cabin tech interface receive a lot of criticism for being clunky, ugly, and slow, but Chevrolet may have cracked the code by copying the smartphone. The newest generation of the MyLink infotainment system runs smoothly and employs icons that look, and can be rearranged, like those on a smartphone.

Similar to an iPhone, drivers of the new Impala will be able to put the interface into edit mode, and move icons around on the touchscreen. The icons cover everything from navigation to phone to apps such as Pandora. To make the system better suited to cars, there are only eight icons per screen.

For quick access to functions such as navigation, drivers will be able to save up to four icons to an upper strip on the interface. Those icons will remain static as the driver goes into different functions, such as music playback menus.

Chevy debuts smartphone-inspired MyLink in Impala (pictures)

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