GMC Expands Android Auto Availability
Software ascent accessible for consumers of concordant models
Oshawa, Ontario (Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016) – A program ascent enabling Android AutoTM phone harmony for 2016 GMC Canyon, Sierra and Yukon models versed with a 8-inch IntelliLink complement will now be charity in Canada. The ascent will be achieved by GMC dealers during no assign to consumers. Owners of 2016 indication year GMC vehicles that validate for a program refurbish will accept a communication from a brand.
Android Auto joins Apple CarPlay, that was denounced final year, charity phone harmony around a accessible IntelliLink screen.
GMC’s accessibility of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will continue to enhance this year with a attainment of a all-new 2017 GMC Acadia when it arrives in showrooms this spring.
Each complement builds off name facilities smartphone users rest on most. 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, Google Play Music, Spotify, and podcast players. A full list of upheld apps is accessible during Android.com/auto.
Many complement facilities can be tranquil by voice commands by a symbol on a steering wheel, assisting drivers keep their eyes on a highway and hands on a wheel.
Connectivity has turn a executive member of GMC’s interior record features. Just final year, many GMC vehicles also began charity accessible OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. The tie allows occupants to bond adult to 7 personal devices.
Using possibly focus is elementary in a concordant 2016 GMC Canyon, Sierra or Yukon. A “Projection” idol on a IntelliLink shade is manifest when a phone is not connected, and afterwards changes to prove possibly CarPlay or Android Auto (whichever is applicable) when a concordant phone is connected around USB. Android Auto requires a phone regulating a Android Lollipop 5.0 handling complement or above, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later.
Compatible third-party apps need to be downloaded to a phone before using. Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple (for CarPlay) and Google (for Android Auto) and their user terms and remoteness statements apply. Each requires a concordant smartphone and information rates apply.
About GMC in Canada
GMC has made trucks given 1902, with creation and engineering value built into all GMC vehicles. The code is elaborating to offer some-more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including a Terrain tiny SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, a Sierra pickup, is a many absolute light avocation pickup on a market, and a initial full-size pickup to accept a top probable five-star Overall Vehicle Score for reserve given a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration altered a New Car Assessment Program for a 2011 indication year. Details on all GMC models are accessible during http://www.gmc.gm.ca, on Twitter during @GMCCanada or during http://www.facebook.com/gmccanada.