Buick Introduces Apple CarPlay Capability

Posted on 26. Jun, 2015 by in GM Canada


Buick Introduces Apple CarPlay Capability

2016 LaCrosse and Regal supplement phone formation record

2015-06-24

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Oshawa, Ontario (Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015)– As a universe becomes increasingly connected, Buick stays during a forefront of new applications and connectivity that yield business with a seamless, integrated pushing experience.

That bequest advances with new Apple CarPlay capability for smartphones charity in all 2016 Regal and LaCrosse models. Buick done a proclamation during a C3 Connected Car Conference in New York City.

The record connects a smartphone by Buick’s IntelliLink system, integrating applications such as navigation, hands-free content messaging, hit lists and party apps for news or song onto a eight-inch-diagonal IntelliLink radio display. Later in a indication year, Android Auto capability will also be charity with IntelliLink.

“Buick understands how critical connectivity is in bland life that is because drivers now have a elementary and protected approach to have all a conveniences of their mobile inclination in a car and during their fingertips,” pronounced Mike Speranzini, code director, Buick in Canada. “This demonstrates how Buick is implementing record that consistently puts a business first.”

Apple CarPlay takes a iPhone facilities business wish to entrance while pushing and puts them on a vehicle’s arrangement in a smart, elementary manner. This allows drivers to make calls, send and accept messages and listen to song right from a touchscreen or by voice around Siri. Apple CarPlay-supported apps embody Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and concordant third-party apps. A full list of those apps can be found during : http://www.apple.com/ca/ios/carplay/?cid=jm. Apple CarPlay is concordant with iOS 7.1 or higher.

Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and a ability to speak to Google, as good as a flourishing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify and podcast players. A full list of upheld apps is accessible at g.co/androidauto. Android Auto requires a phone regulating an Android Lollipop 5.0 handling element or higher.

Using both applications is simple. A “Projection” idol on a IntelliLink shade is manifest when a phone is not connected, afterwards changes to prove CarPlay or Android Auto when a concordant phone is connected around USB.

A infancy of a smartphone applications with a particular systems are tranquil around voice commands by a steering circle button, that ensures drivers keep their eyes on a highway and their hands on a wheel. Compatible apps need to be downloaded to a phone before using. Apple and Google’s remoteness statements and terms of use apply. Data devise rates might also apply.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability element a OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot charity in all 2016 Buick models, including Verano, Encore and Enclave.

The state-of-the-art record provides a mobile heart for drivers and passengers to stay connected wherever and whenever they like, with adult to 7 personal devices. The hotspot is on whenever a car is on and comes with a three-month/three gigabyte information trial, after that there is an choice to squeeze additional data.

About Buick in Canada

Buick is an general complicated oppulance code charity vehicles with sculpted designs, lush interiors and courteous personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new business with the portfolio of award-winning oppulance models in North America and China. Learn some-more about Buick cars and crossovers during www.buick.ca, on Twitter @BuickCanada or during www.facebook.com/BuickCanada    

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