“GogoLink” – an embedded smartphone navigation app

GogoLink navigation app through MyLink

GogoLink navigation app through MyLink

General Motors Co. has announced that it will be launching an additional application “ GogoLink” in its MyLink infotainment system to provide drivers of the Chevy Sonic and new Chevy Spark full navigation service including live traffic updates.

GogoLink – the smartphone navigation application will work through the MyLink system. It is an embedded smartphone application that offers full-function navigation – including live traffic updates – through the vehicles’ MyLink infotainment system.

Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars stated that “For less than $50, GogoLink offers Spark and Sonic customers cloud-based navigation and live traffic alerts projected on the vehicle’s seven-inch, high-resolution touch screen”.

GogoLink navigation includes:

  • Emergency information such as police, fire and the nearest hospital
  • Thousands of points of interest (PoI)
  • Local Search via Google
  • Where am I? locator
  • Live traffic functionality provides crash reports and lane closures, and with alternative routes
  • 3-D maps
  • Ability to store native maps to the customer’s smartphone, giving them access to locations and turn-by-turn directions even when phone signal quality is poor.

Source:

http://www.gm.com/article.content_pages_news_us_en_2012_mar_0328_gm_gogolink.html

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