A Techie's Guide to Next Year's Models
The savviest new cars synch with your smartphone to let you access a compelling combo of practical information (navigation, safety, fuel economy) and all-out entertainment (soundtracks, search engines, social networks). Call them the ultimate mobile hotspots.
Car System: Chevrolet MyLink
Models: 2012 Volt and Equinox
Connection: iPhones plug in via USB; BlackBerry/Android phones use Bluetooth. Some features require OnStar RemoteLink app.
Features: Your touch and voice cue up dashboard versions of Pandora and Stitcher, and embedded technology limits the car's speed remotely if it's ever stolen.