Holden Launches In-Car Infotainment in Australia

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB connectivity
  • Apps compatibility

Holden is showcasing its new In-Car Infotainment MyLink, which will allow drivers to personalise connectivity while on the road.

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB connectivity
  • Apps compatibility

Holden is showcasing its new In-Car Infotainment MyLink, which will allow drivers to personalise connectivity while on the road.

The new system integrates the driver’s smartphone and stored media with the car through Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB. The driver would then be able to control selected functions including music, radio and telephone by tapping on and a large colour touchscreen.

In addition, he driver can stream digital content through apps using the MyLink system.

The system has also been designed for safe driving use. It has an easy-to-use interface that has been designed to minimise distraction for the driver and is customisable, so drivers can tailor the functionality of the system by downloading selected apps, says Richard Marshall, Director, Energy, Environment and Technology.

“In car-infotainment is a huge focus for us. As consumers become more attached to their smartphones, there’s an expectation that cars will function with their device. So we need to work to provide a solution that is safe, enabling drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.”

MyLink will go on sale in Barina CDX in November and will include a 7-inch touchscreen. Initially, supported apps include the Stitcher Smart Radio, an application that offers access to free talk radio, music radio and podcasts on demand. More apps will be available from the first quarter of 2013.

The system will also be fully compatibility with personalised radio service Pandora, which was recently introduced in Australia and New Zealand. TuneIn radio, which allows Barina drivers to stream radio stations from around the world, will also become available.

BringGo, a navigation application which runs through the GPS of the mobile device and is controlled and viewed on the MyLink touchscreen, will also be made available.

“MyLink will launch on Barina CDX in November and will feature on Holden Malibu when it goes on sale next year. Holden has always had a focus on bringing new technologies to our cars and premium infotainment is the next big thing for the industry – expect to see a lot of development in this area in coming years.”

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