2016 Chevrolet Volt Connected Services & Apple CarPlay Demo – Video

OCT 15 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 14

2016 Volt Connected Services And Apple Car Play Demo

2016 Volt Connected Services And Apple Car Play Demo

This is likely the most thorough demonstration of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt’s connected services and Apple CarPlay we’ve ever seen.

Video description:

“New for Volt in 2016, Chevrolet’s new MyLink system with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is compatible with Apple CarPlay, which puts iPhone features (iPhone 5 and later) on the display in a smart, simple manner, allowing drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. That helps drivers spend more time with eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”

“Using Apple CarPlay is simple. A “Projection” icon on the MyLink screen is visible when a phone is not connected, then changes to indicate CarPlay when a compatible phone is connected via a USB. Compatible apps need to be downloaded to a phone before using and Apple’s privacy statement and terms of use apply. Data plan rates may also apply.”

“Apple CarPlay-supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third-party apps. A full list of those apps can be found at Apple.com/ios/carplay.”

Android Auto compatibility is expected to be available in the Volt when the 2017 model year cars arrive (and via update for 2016s).

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I really think the Hackers are going to have a field day messing with this. Not to mention all the distracted driving people are going to do with this.

Not sure why you would think that an Apple (or Google) provided platform would be MORE prone to hacking than the ones the manufacturers have been providing themselves? I’d expect the opposite.

The existing track record for manufacturers/delaers is pretty terrible. Example: Jeeps being remotely controlled and then the manufacturer has basically no support structure in place for TIMELY updates to fix this problem. Apple (and Google) are not perfect but they have processes in place to not only avoid most of these issues in the first place, but fix them in a timely and convenient fashion.

Great! That way they can decide what music to listen to instead of having to fight with Siri over it. 😉

He said Android Auto will be available in March 2016 – not ‘expected to be available starting in 2017’ by InsideEVs.

“Starting in 2017” probably should have read “Starting with the 2017 model year”.

Yes, that was the intent. Fixed now, thanks!

2016’s will be able use Android Auto via software update.

This feels so yesterday in the Tesla world. 🙁

But this feels SO SO SO TOMORROW IN MY WORLD!

Volt just seems really mediocre, it is a window into the thinking at GM.

I prefer the minds at Tesla and Nissan for the Leaf.

But for me, I prefer the TRUE minds at Chevrolet and the Volt!

Can download Android Auto to the dash of Hyundai today, perhaps others. DIY video on youtube.

I wonder if Chevrolet will make upgrade kits available for owners of the first Gen Volt?

I’m sure that CarPlay, Android Auto and the manufacturer’s own setups aren’t different in this, but IMO all of them are horrible in terms of safety.
The problem with phone use while driving isn’t specifically the typing, or reading a text message — it’s that a significant part of the driver’s attention pie isn’t on driving any longer. This applies just as well even if you’re just talking on the phone, and is particularly an issue when an external event (incoming call, SMS, app alert) triggers any foreground app.

The approach of only allowing text-message access via voice-recognition typing or text-to-speech is completely silly — they take longer than reading/typing, and are actually worse for attention-soaking than actual text.

Until we have fully autonomous driving, all those systems are counterproductive.