2014 SLP Panther Camaro: Long Indexing Times with Chevy MyLink
June 11, 2014
I have about 5,000 songs, a dozen audio books and multiple episodes of sixteen unique podcasts on my iPhone. With that much data, the MyLink system in our long-term 2014 SLP Panther Camaro takes a really long time indexing my music library but what's worse than that though is what happens while I'm waiting for it to compile all that audio.
Chevrolet's MyLink system never picks up where I left off. If I'm listening to a podcast or music through my headphones and I plug my iPhone in to the USB port, the MyLink either begins playing the last song that was playing in the car, or it starts from scratch. During the latter, it plays the song with the lowest alpha-numeric heading (I've heard A.W.O.L. by Yellowcard about 16 times this week). With the long indexing times, I have to wait to select new music or resume the podcast or audio book I was listening to. Whichever decision the system arbitrarily makes, it's annoying.
The MyLink system goes through this routine every time I get in the car, whether I've had it parked for eight hours or five minutes. I've tried leaving the phone plugged in to the USB port but that doesn't help either. Some of these issues are solved using Bluetooth, but once connected, selecting Podcasts often freezes my iPhone and the MyLink. Either way, it's not a system I'd love to live with every day.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 9,900 miles