GM Brings it with the New MyLink System

Are the days of domination as “the smartest onboard system” over for Ford’s SYNC? The new MyLink from GM also brings the support of the heavyweight OnStar system so get ready for a new era in on board connectivity and battle for the “buzz” for technology conscious buyers. The hot selling Chevy Equinox will be one of the first mass produced GM vehicles to carry the new MYLInk so we’ll keep our eyes and eyes open for customer feedback!

From AutoGuide.com:

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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