Chevrolet Is Global Leader Of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

There are more than 2.3-billion smart phones in use around the world, according to Strategy Analytics, and people need their phones to quickly and easily connect with their vehicles. Now, Chevrolet will soon take the lead by offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in more vehicles than any other brand– smart, simple ways to connect your to phone to your vehicle.

For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will introduce the Apple/Android technologies in 14 different vehicles, including the all-new Chevrolet Cruze, which makes is global debut in just a few short weeks on June 24
. To see all the models fitted with the new tech take a look at the chart below.

“For most of us, our smartphones are essential,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors. “Partnering with Apple and Google to offer CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the widest range of models in the industry is a great example of how Chevrolet continues to democratize technology that’s important to our customers.”

The technology will first debut on vehicles fitted with Chevrolet’s seven-inch MyLink touchscreen display, while the eight-inch versions will feature only Apple Car Play at beginning of 2016. Android Auto testing on the eight-inch version is still not yet complete, though compatibility may be available later in the year.

Those that run Android can expect Android Auto to run Google Maps, Google Now, as well as the ability to talk to Google. Users can also expect a number of popular apps like WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify, podcast players and more.

Meanwhile, Apple users can look forward to the ability make and receive text messages and phone calls and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice using Siri. Other compatible apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music, and a host of third party apps as well.

We can’t wait to get our hands on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! In the meantime, have a look below at all the 2016 vehicles that will feature the new hands-free capability:

2016 Model Year Chevrolet Infotainment Systems
7-Inch MyLink Infotainment 8-Inch MyLink Infotainment
Spark Cruze
Cruze Malibu
Malibu Impala
Camaro Volt
Camaro Convertible Camaro
Silverado Camaro Convertible
Silverado HD Corvette
Corvette Convertible
Silverado HD