Not long ago, it cost a few hundred backs to have a GPS tracking system in your car’s dashboard or attached by a chord. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to buy a car connected to a navigation smart app for a mere $50. Chevrolet is introducing GogoLink, a navigation system that connects with the owner’s smartphone and displays maps and directions on a car’s touchscreens.
It will first appear in the 2013 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic — but could eventually migrate to other Chevy and GM brand models. It will be revealed soon at the New York Auto Show. It’s going to offer live traffic data.
Telematics play a big role in the future of connected cars — for traffic control and safety, fuel efficiency, and reducing time behind the wheel. Every major market in the US, and in much of the developing world, is bogged down by increasing traffic, so these new technology applications are very important to follow.