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Apple Car Play is the future of infotainment, and Chevrolet acknowledges that fact by integrating the technology into its entire product portfolio (Android Auto will be available at a later date).
Backed by Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, Car Play provides access to reminders, music, calls, SMS dictation, and navigation all from the 8-inch touchscreen.
Most purchased minutes are good for one full year, or until your On Star service plan ends, whichever date comes first.
You can also roll over any active unused minutes to a new On Star-equipped vehicle.
The 2016 La Crosse features the advanced connectivity of the next-generation Buick Intelli Link.† A high-resolution, 8-inch diagonal touch screen with swipe-and-drag functionality puts control at your fingertips.
The Intelli Link† system is equipped with natural-language voice recognition that allows your commands to be clearly understood, and enables you to make hands-free calls and request music from your connected smartphone with nothing more than the sound of your voice.
New for 2016, Apple Car Play technology connects your smartphone with Buick Intelli Link and seamlessly integrates applications such as navigation, hands-free text messaging, contact lists and entertainment apps for news or music onto the Intelli Link radio display. Next-generation Buick Intelli Link’s† natural-language voice recognition technology and high-resolution color radio touch screen enable you to make calls and listen to your favorite music just the way you want.
Hands-Free Calling minutes are used only when you place or receive calls via the Voice Command button, or access the Virtual Advisor for traffic, stock or other automated updates.
Your minutes are never used when you push the blue On Star button or red emergency button, speak to an Advisor, or use Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
There is, however, one critical flaw with Car Play, and it involves map caching.
Simply put, inputting a new destination into Apple Maps won’t work without cell service.
Originally available for upper trim levels only, these navigation modules allow you to gain all of the factory functions without any intrusive installation, and operate EXACTLY like factory because they are FACTORY modules!