GM shows off its new app framework at CES 2013 (pictures)
Moving towards a global infotainment platform with app capability, GM showed off its new system during CES 2013, featuring integration with TuneIn and iHearRadio Internet radio, and The Weather Channel.
LAS VEGAS--At CES 2013, GM showed off a next generation of its MyLink infotainment system for Chevrolet. Based on GM's new app framework, the system will support apps built by third-party developers, along with standard cabin tech functions such as navigation, digital audio, and hands-free phone calls.
The new system will let car owners browse a library of apps made available by GM and install them in their cars. The apps may range from existing ones, modified to run on GM's app framework, to completely new apps designed for specific vehicles.
The interface, as shown on this LCD, includes eight icons, each representing an app or in-car feature. The style resembles a typical smartphone interface, which should make it familiar to modern car buyers.
One app GM showed off running on this platform is TuneIn, which makes 70,000 Internet radio stations available to drivers. GM is also offering TuneIn integrated with its current Chevy MyLink system in the Spark and Sonic.