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Save location addresses, voice-Command a written text—It’s a whole new ride

By Brandon Gorrell

At Chevrolet, drivers are beginning to take advantage of features that are typically only on smart phones to make their experience safer, more efficient and more enjoyable. Siri Eyes Free* is already available via iPhone for owners of Sonics and Sparks equipped with available Chevrolet My Link**; voice commands enable drivers to do things like compose texts or send emails to contacts stored in their phones, so hands stay on the wheel.

Even the experts are impressed. “Cabin tech interfaces receive a lot of criticism for being clunky, ugly and slow, but Chevrolet may have cracked the code,” Wayne Cunningham of CNET’s Car Net says of Chevrolet MyLink.

How many times have you passed a nice-looking restaurant—or a scenic, winding road—you’ve wanted to explore but couldn’t, because you were on your way to work or some other pressing obligation? And, following that, how many times have you completely forgotten where those places were? If I had a dime for every time this has happened to me, I’d be able to hire someone to remember these things for me.

Enter the newest generation of the MyLink system. When equipped with BringGo***, it looks and feels very much like a smartphone. It has the ability to bookmark locations you encounter on the go that you don’t have time to visit at the moment but would like to return to—or places you know and love that you want to recommend to friends. In the same way you use bookmarking with your internet browser, you can save locations to “browse” later, when you’re not so busy or it’s more convenient.

The ability to bookmark while on the road introduces a whole new paradigm to the driving experience. Bookmarking technology outsources both the recording and the remembering for us: Our cars do the grunt work, and give us instantaneous future access to the information they’ve stored whenever we want it. No more getting lost trying to find a place you think you remember.

It’s an elegant, efficient and intuitive way to apply modern connectivity to cars.

Keep an eye out for updates on the next generation of Chevrolet technology, so you can be a part of the next wave. Driving is becoming a whole new ride.

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Brandon Gorrell is an editor at Thought Catalog. Follow him on Twitter @brandongorrell.

*Requires available Chevrolet MyLink and compatible iPhone running iOS 6.

Software update may be required. See your dealer for more information.

**MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

MyLink on Spark and Sonic does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote and CD player.

***Requires available Chevrolet MyLink and BringGo navigation app. BringGo app must be purchased separately. Requires compatible smartphone.

Data plan rates apply. See dealer or call 1-855-4-SUPPORT (1-855-4-787-7678) for more information.