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Chevrolet Announces Phone Integration with Apple and Android



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ANCHOR LEAD: Do you put your smartphone away when you get behind the wheel, many drivers don’t. Brian Osuch has more on new technology that helps connect your phone to your car in a smarter way. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. With over 2.3 billion smartphones in use globally, drivers are demanding better integration between phones and their vehicles. Chevrolet’s James Bell says this integration will also help with driver and passenger safety… CUT: (Bell) We know from study upon study that texting and driving is bad news. Yet, driver behavior is a hard thing to change and we’re still seeing it much too often. So, with this new system, I’m able to connect my phone – here’s the key part – I put my phone away. Now, the functionality that I want for texting is available here on the screen. SCRIPT: The automaker is heading into new territory by making Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible with many upcoming Chevrolet vehicles. CUT: (Bell) This partnership with Apple and Google will really see results in vehicles in the 2016 model year. We are the only manufacturer that’s doing it on a very broad base across many different models, all at once, and also both with Apple and with Google. Because we know that people sometimes are really focused on one technology or the other. SCRIPT: For more, go to Chevrolet.com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from Chevrolet.
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