GM Opens Infotainment System to App Developers

Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System

As each Auto Manufacturer continues to push the envelope and develop new and exciting features for their vehicles, GM has recently announced that they will open their Infotainment API up to developers to create vehicle specific apps.

Ford has recently done something similar by opening their AppLink to developers that stems from mobile-based apps that Sync with it’s infotainment system, GM has taken it a step further by opening their entire infotainment system to developers. What this means is that developers will be able to produce apps that might not necessarily require a mobile device to operate. GM will offer developers a kit to help them get started and give them the access codes to their system.

Of course, each brand has different names for their systems and they are as follows; Chevrolet is called MyLink, Buick and GMC is IntelliLink, and Cadillac’s is called CUE. The play here is to create more auto-specific apps that drivers will be able to download periodically in an effort to keep the infotainment system fresh over the years so it doesn’t feel like the system dates as quickly.

At CES, GM will be showing off their next-gen Chevy MyLink system with four prototype apps that have been developed with potential partners. The apps include iHeartRadio, Slacker, The Weather Channel, and TuneIn.

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