Waze Available on Android Auto in Argentina, Brazil in Chevrolet Onix
Chevrolet has chosen its Onix crossover as the platform from which it will launch Waze compatibility on Android Auto in the Brazilian and Argentinian markets. Waze, the popular community-sourced navigation app, will be easily accessible from the Chevrolet Onix’s large MyLink touchscreen and through in-built voice command technology.
It is estimated that active Wazers in Argentina total more than 700,000, and that users average about five hours and 166 kilometers of use on a monthly basis. The app allows users to report speed traps, vehicles stopped at the side of the road, objects on the road, weather conditions, potholes, and various other road hazards that might prevent other drivers from experiencing a smooth commute.
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“The receptiveness of the Argentine driver to innovation is one of the engines of our success,” said Andre Loureiro, Director of Waze Latin America. “Waze has a reciprocal and supportive relationship with Argentina, and it is our pleasure to demonstrate here some of the most interesting features and partnerships. We thank Chevrolet Onix for helping us bring this exciting development to life.”
Chevrolet pegs the Onix as an obvious choice to launch Waze as it is the region’s most connected vehicle. The Onix features technologies including OnStar and Chevrolet MyLink, which have helped to make it the region’s best-selling vehicle.
“The consumer is looking for a car with which to identify and offer solutions capable of making your trip more pleasant, simple, and intelligent,” added General Motors Mercosur President Carlos Zarlenga. “That is what we already offer with MyLink and OnStar, and what we now extend with this agreement with Waze.”
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