GM Working with Livio on Chevy Spark’s MyLink Radio

Gen­er­al Motors will be using Liv­io Con­nect tech­nol­o­gy to inte­grate the pop­u­lar TuneIn music smart­phone app with the Chevro­let Spark’s MyLink Radio dash­boards man­u­fac­tured glob­al­ly. Liv­io Con­nect is a mid­dle­ware frame­work pro­to­col that enables hard­ware devices and mobile apps, now includ­ing TuneIn, to con­nect to and inter­act with one anoth­er.

GM uses Liv­io Con­nect tech­nol­o­gy, which allows own­ers of Chevy Sparks equipped with the MyLink Radio to enjoy 70,000 sta­tions. The Spark’s MyLink Radio func­tions as an exten­sion of the owner’s Android, Black­Ber­ry or iPhone smart­phone. MyLink also sup­ports phones with the Sym­bian oper­at­ing sys­tem from Nokia and phones with the Win­dows Mobile oper­at­ing sys­tem from Microsoft.

TuneIn will be avail­able on 2013 Chevy Sparks equipped with MyLink Radio. Liv­io Con­nect tech­nol­o­gy bridges the app, fea­tured on iPhone and Android mobile devices, with MyLink. While con­nect­ed through Liv­io Con­nect, all of the TuneIn but­tons and con­trols from the mobile device will be avail­able on MyLink’s sev­en-inch touch screen, while the app on the phone itself will be dis­abled to help pro­mote safer dri­ving.

“Our part­ner­ships with Liv­io and TuneIn are help­ing us pro­vide more info­tain­ment choic­es to Spark and Son­ic cus­tomers around the world,” said Sara LeBlanc, glob­al pro­gram man­ag­er for Chevro­let and GM info­tain­ment. “This is our first major OEM announce­ment, and it’s with one the world’s largest auto mak­ers,” said Liv­io founder and CEO Jake Sigal. “Liv­io helps speed up the devel­op­ment process for GM, ulti­mate­ly get­ting con­sumers the tech­nol­o­gy they want, safe­ly in the vehi­cle.”



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