Chevrolet announced that it will be the leader, with more 2016 models supported than any other car maker, in bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to the dashboard of its vehicles. 2016 models equipped with the company’s seven-inch infotainment system will offer Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay by default; 2016 models that feature the slightly larger, eight-inch system, will only be available, initially, with Apple CarPlay. However, Android Auto will be offered later, and now, according to official wording, we find out exactly when.
March of next year is when owners of 2016 models equipped with eight-inch MyLink systems will get Android Auto via a software update, in the US, through Chevrolet dealers. “Thanks to the hard work and determination of our engineering team, Chevrolet consumers who use Android phones will not have to compromise when choosing which MyLink system meets their needs – both the seven-inch and eight-inch systems will offer Android Auto capability. We are working with our dealers to make the software update as quick and easy as possible to minimize any inconvenience to our owners”, said Alan Batey, president GM North America and Global Chevrolet.