New Chevy Trucks aren’t only built to be powerhouses at the job site or when driving conditions are less-than-ideal. They are also built with some of the most state-of-the-art technologies integrated directly into the dash. Chevy believes that just because your truck is a rugged beast, it can’t also come fully equipped with tech that would make even Elon Musk jealous! For that reason, new Chevy trucks are unapologetically tech savvy.
Many of Chevy’s tech features are integrated through the Chevrolet Infotainment System, a patented system that allows drivers and passengers to connect their mobile devices directly to their truck so that they can keep their eyes on the road. This means users can keep their mobile devices stored away and still enjoy their favorite music with Bluetooth audio streaming for two active devices, make calls, text, and use apps in a hands-free and safe way. You can also install Chevrolet specific apps, music and audiobooks direction onto your Infotainment system!
There are different levels of the Chevrolet Infotainment System to choose from, depending on how tech-savvy you want your new Chevy truck to be. A built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connection for up to seven devices can be added to your new Chevy truck to keep you connected to the internet no matter where the road takes you.
Navigation is a big part of the Chevy Infotainment system. In addition to being able to connect your own navigational app from your mobile device, you can have an OnStar’s system built right into your truck. With a paid subscription, OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation can be enabled so that audio and on-screen directions to your destination are easily viewed and followed. Enhanced voice recognition helps you easily give your navigational system directions without having to fiddle with the touchscreen. It will also give you alerts as needed to gas stations, restaurants, and other points of interest.
In case this level of entertainment and information luxury wasn’t enough, you can save multiple personal profiles on your new Chevy truck. So if you’re not the only one who drives the truck it’s easy to switch profiles to access saved radio channel presets, HVAC, and convenience feature settings. This way, no matter who drives your new Chevy truck, you’ll never have to mess around with finding your settings again.
Connect to Your New Chevy Truck Like Never Before
We’ve all heard of the Internet of Things, the concept that all items will someday be connected through the internet. Think of a coffee pot that can be set to brew automatically from a smartphone, or a refrigerator with a camera that alerts you when you’re low on milk. Chevy trucks aren’t any different. Besides great entertainment and navigational support options, the new Chevy trucks are built to let you connect and perform basic functions digitally. What may once have only been reserved for the Batmobile now comes with a simple myChevrolet Mobile App that can be installed on your truck. This app, with paid subscription, makes your smartphone a command center for your new Chevy truck.
Now you can start and stop your engine and lock or unlock your doors all with just a touch of a finger. You can also get a remote key fob that will let you perform these same operations. It will also blow your horn if you’ve lost your truck in a crowded parking lot. Just because trucks aren’t traditionally thought of as tech savvy doesn’t mean your Chevy truck shouldn’t be an extension of your connected life.
The myChevrolet Mobile App also lets you digitally track both your car and your loved one’s whereabouts. With Vehicle Locate, you’ll be able to find you truck’s approximate location on a map. This is essential when you’re out traveling new locales and want the peace of mind of knowing you’re not going to have to go on a wild goose chase at the end of the day to find your truck.
The app can also be enabled with Family Link. This features lets you keep an eye on your loved ones travel by checking on their movement. Now, this may seem kind of creepy, but it’s great to monitoring teens who have specific rules about where they’re allowed to go and curfews that need to be met. It can also provide peace of mind when the weather is bad since you’ll always know exactly where your family is in case the worst happens. With Family Link, you can set alerts to notify you when your truck arrives or leaves certain destination. Teen Driver is an available feature which will even let you track your teen’s driving habits so that you can monitor their safety and help them learn the habits they need to be safer drivers in the long term.
On-demand diagnostics are just another example of how Chevy is harnessing the power of the Internet of Things. When a warning light pops up on your dashboard, all you have to do to find out exactly what is wrong with your truck is to push the blue OnStar button. An OnStar Advisor will digitally and remotely pinpoint exactly where the issue is coming from by running an On-Demand Diagnostics check. This can even be done while driving, keeping your eyes on the road, without unnecessary pitstops at the mechanic. If it’s something that needs attention, you can even schedule your next service appointment with the myChevrolet Mobile App.
Technology is improving the safety of thousands of drivers and pedestrians every day. For new Chevy trucks, this means a variety of features that are available to improve the safety of your ride. Some of these have to do with proactive warnings from OnStar, like Emergency Services. This feature is a red emergency button that will automatically connect you with an Emergency Medical Dispatch Certified Advisor in the event of an emergency. That Advisor will automatically know your location and can more easily direct emergency services to you. Crisis Alert is another feature offered through OnStar on new Chevy trucks. When a severe weather event occurs, such as a natural disaster like a tornado, OnStar Advisors can help you find your way to safety and contact loved ones.
Technology doesn’t just help keep drivers connected, it’s also directly helping them stay safe. Autonomous cars are still a few years off, at least, but some futuristic capabilities are already available on new Chevy trucks. Now, new Chevy trucks with available options equipped can sense if a crash is imminent or even tell if a pedestrian is in the way and will automatically apply the brakes. Forward automatic braking can help reduce the severity of crashes or even help you avoid them. Chevy trucks can now also come with Lane Change Alerts and Lane Keep Assist. The first warns the driver if they are drifting out of their lane without signaling properly, the second actually helps the driver stay in their lane. These are certainly precursors to a fully autonomous vehicle.
One tech-savvy feature which is a favorite of drivers is the rear vision camera. When your new Chevy truck is in reverse, the rear camera shows you exactly what is behind your truck. This can help you park with more confidence (and success) while helping you avoid obstacles you’d otherwise never have been able to see.
Tech Just for You
New Chevy trucks are certainly getting more and more tech savvy. When on the road, you’ll not only be driving a truck that is tough and ready for any job, but also a truck that will keep you safe, connected, and entertained at every turn. Different levels of tech are available on new Chevy trucks, so you’ll be able to customize your ride to precisely fit your needs. So whether you want hands-free navigational support, Teen Driver, or on-demand diagnostics of your truck, you’ll be able to get them on your new Chevy truck.