safety firstWhen considering and researching GMC trucks from Thunder Bay in Canada, it is important to stay on top of the latest that is being offered so you can decide from some of the latest things available to you.  Recently announced online is the following bit of important info:  “GMC adds Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle’s display in a smart, simple manner with the brand’s IntelliLink system.”

Also available on these GMC trucks from Thunder Bay, is the android auto capability that will come as an offering on some of the GMC Sierra trucks at the start of the model year.  Then later on in the year, all GMC trucks, the GMC Sierra, Canyon and Yukon will have this feature made available to them.  The way this particular feature works on your new Thunder Bay GMC Trucks is as follows:  customers can use select apps from their smartphone through the touchscreen interface of their GMC Trucks IntelliLink system.  A button on the steering wheel will allow the GMC truck driver to control many different things by way of voice command.  In this way, the driver can keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

“GMC IntelliLink is taking another step forward with this simple and intuitive functionality that makes phones and vehicles work better together,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Like other GMC features, from OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and active safety features, it’s technology designed to enhance the driving experience without intruding on it.”  We really think this is the only way to go when it comes to technology and driving.  Nothing is worth decreasing the safety by which we drive.  Technology doesn’t have to be unsafe, though, quite the contrary.