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New GM app to revolutionise car navigation

The app, which works with iPhone or Android systems, will cost Rs 2,500 approximately.

Global car manufacturer, General Motors (GM) is making a smartphone application which is said to revolutionise cars’ navigation system. Named GogoLink, the app will be priced at $50 (about Rs 2,500).

According to GM, the app will project smartphone’s navigation system onto car’s touchscreen dash board. Drivers can control the the system through the touch screen which will also show maps. Voice directions will further make drivers’ task very easy.

The app, which works with iPhone or Android systems, will be available later this year on Chevrolet’s 2013 subcompacts – the Spark and Sonic.

“Because GogoLink navigation will become available after Spark goes on sale, the first Spark models sold will require a simple update at the dealer to accommodate the app. GogoLink pricing will be announced later,” GM said in a press release.

Currently, most smartphones come with GPS (Global Positioning Systems) which provides turn-by-turn navigation and even voice guides. However, owing to smartphone’s small screen, using these makes it quite difficult for drivers. Tablets though are better placed but costs lot more than this GM app and are also difficult to place in cars’ dashboard.

It is however not known if this app will be available in other GM cars or whether it will be made available in India or not. But since, GM has a very big presence in India we can hope GoGo Link to come to India too.

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