2014 Malibu offers talk-to-text technology

October 11th, 2013 by

A black Chevy Malibu in front of a fountain

It is impossible to deny the fact that technology is becoming an integral part of our daily lives as an American culture. From watching television on our cell phones, to controlling our home security system from the office – technology is becoming more and more amazing and beneficial to our lives. Another undeniable fact is that lawmakers are seeing fit to put limitations on our use of some technology in certain situations. Many states have already made it illegal to be on a phone while driving, unless it is a hands-free device – with many other states implementing those laws with the start of 2014. Automakers and technological engineers are working together in order to work with the new laws, and make the transition from hands-on to hands-free an easy and pain-free switch.

Chevrolet is one of the automakers that has been working tirelessly to make the newest technology available to their customers. The Chevrolet MyLink is just one example of that, and offers a hands-free option for talking on a cell phone while driving. The technology is being taken one step further in the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, and the advancements are more than impressive. The brand new text-to-voice feature on the Malibu will allow drivers to have their text messages read to them over their car stereo while driving – all without picking up their device. More impressive yet is the technology’s ability to send text messages that the driver speaks into the MyLink system, completely eliminating the danger of texting while driving.

The new features will only work with compatible smartphones, but the enhanced and safer option is one that will be sure to keep a lot of vehicles safely on the road – and we can’t wait to see this technology in more Chevrolet models in the years to come!