As previously reported by Edmunds, compatibility with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be a standard feature on 14 Chevrolet vehicles in 2016. New models started getting CarPlay as they began rolling out in June, and now Android users will be able to add their system of choice.
To get the software update, owners will need to visit their Chevrolet dealer.
Both CarPlay and Android Auto place many smartphone features on a vehicle's in-dash display, allowing users to talk on the phone, send and receive messages, control music functions and access a variety of apps, all from the touchscreen or by voice.
Android Auto compatibility requires a phone running the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or higher, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later.
Edmunds says: Although they'll have to wait until March for a retrofit, Android users are sure to appreciate the number of Chevrolet vehicles that will be compatible with their smartphones.