Chevy Spark & Sonic to Get Mobile Navigation App on Dashboard

Chevy Spark & Sonic to Get Mobile Navigation App on Dashboard
Chevrolet yesterday announced that its Spark and Sonic sedan 2013 subcompact cars will have the option to get GogoLink, a smartphone-based navigation application, replicated to their seven-inch color touch screen on the dashboard.

“GogoLink gives Spark and Sonic customers cloud-based navigation and live traffic alerts projected on the vehicle’s seven-inch, high-resolution touch screen for a great value,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars.

GogoLink is said to cost “under $50“ according to a Chevrolet representative. This is an on-board navigation software that rely on maps stored on the device.

The Chevrolet MyLink entertainment system operates by integrating the owner’s compatible smartphone and stored media – via Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB – with the head unit.

MyLink is standard on 1LT and 2LT versions of the Spark, as well as the Sonic LTZ and upcoming Sonic RS model. MyLink is available on Sonic LS and LT models.

Because GogoLink navigation will become available after Spark goes on sale, the first Spark models sold will require a simple update at the dealer to accommodate the app.

GogoLink is developed by Korea-based EnGIS Technologies which supplies its Gogo navigation software to phones, PNDs and car makers.

Friday, March 30th 2012

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