Infotainment Updates Jazz Up New Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-02-03
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Infotainment Updates Jazz Up New Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show
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    Infotainment Updates Jazz Up New Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

    From navigation to communications and entertainment options, today's cars provide more information to help drivers and entertain passengers.
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    2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the Teen Driver App
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    2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the Teen Driver App

    One of the most intriguing new innovations is Chevrolet's Teen Driver app in the 2016 Chevy Malibu, which allows parents of teen drivers to electronically set speed limits for the vehicles and shut down the vehicle's sound system until the driver and passengers are buckled into their seat belts.
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    The system collects and saves speed and other information while a teen driver is operating the car and prevents teen drivers from manually shutting off vehicle safety systems, such as lane departure and forward collision warnings. The system gives parents a report card advising when speed limits or other guidelines are violated. The system works through the Malibu's MyLink stereo system using a special key fob that must be carried by a teen driver.
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    All of Porsche's latest 911 series sports cars include the company's new Porsche Communication Management System in-car services, which feature navigation, Apple CarPlay, Google Maps, Google Street View and more. The system uses a 7-inch, multi-touch, dash-mounted display that can be linked to a smartphone.
 

PHILADELPHIA—In-car information systems for drivers and passengers continue to spread to a wider range of vehicles, including many sports cars that in the past have eschewed such components as unnecessary luxuries. At the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show, the latest in-car services from automakers, including Porsche, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Chevrolet, are on display, showing off the latest in navigation, entertainment and communications offerings. The systems add convenience and safety features to the cars and trucks that consumers can buy and drive, from low-cost economy cars to top-of-the-line luxury and sports cars, minivans and pickup trucks. There's the Teen Driver app from Chevrolet in the 2016 Chevy Malibu, which keeps parents informed about how their teen driver is operating the car. Then there's a fun new "Are We There Yet?" app in the latest Pacifica minivan from Chrysler to entertain the kids on a long trip. Even Porsche has added a new communications system to its latest 911 models. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details on the newest trends.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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