Today's automakers are facing a tough challenge: How to integrate fast-changing technology into their cars when the design and production schedule is so lengthy. One solution is simply to let the smartphone bring in the technology.
As Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore reported earlier this year, Ford's in-dash entertainment and communications system, SYNC AppLink, won an "Editor's Choice" award at the International CES in Las Vegas.
How does the competition handle the same problem? Rex caught up with General Motors at CE Week in New York City, and received a demonstration of the Chevrolet MyLink system. In this video, you'll see how MyLink integrates Pandora and Google search -- all running from the smartphone, but appearing on the in-dash monitor.
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