Gen 3 Infotainment System

Teen Driver

Teen Driver is a General Motors active safety technology that encourages safe driving habits for new drivers, such as teenagers, while providing their parents with greater peace of mind.

Parents can activate Teen Driver through the Settings menu on their vehicle's infotainment system. When the system is on, all of their vehicle's active safety features are on and cannot be turned off. It also allows the parent to set a maximum speed alert and limit the maximum volume for audio system.

Report Card

Teen Driver is the first to feature in the industry to offer a "report card", a feature designed to help coach new drivers.   Once the new driver's / teen's key fob is registered to the vehicle and the Teen Driver feature, parents can obtain a report card of various driving parameters on the vehicle's information screen to view driving habits and discuss with their teen driver.    The report card shows:
  • Distance driven
  • Maximum speed reached
  • Stability control events
  • Antilock brake events
  • Forward Collision Alert (if equipped)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Braking (if equipped)

Additional Features and Benefits

Teen Driver help protect young drivers behind the wheel in the following ways: 
  • Muting the radio or audio features of any paired devices paired with the radio until front seat occupants are wearing safety belts
  • Limited the maximum volume of the radio
  • When a speed warning and audible chime, if exceeded
  • Automatically tuning on active safety features and preventing the ability to disable them, including: Stability Control, Front / Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Daytime Running Lamps, Forward Avoidance Braking, Traction Control, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist

Memory Seats

Memory seats, if equipped, allow two drivers to save their preferred seat positions using the MEMORY buttons and recall them manually or automatically, if enabled through the vehicle personalization Settings menu on their infotainment system. From the factory, one key fob is linked to MEMORY button 2. This enables two drivers to save separate memory seat 1 and 2 positions. They can recall memory seat positions manually using the MEMORY 1 and 2 buttons in the vehicles and on the infotainment system, if equipped. They may also be able to save a Seat Exit position, if equipped. The Seat Exit Memory / Easy Exit position will automatically move the driver seat and other memory-equipped features to the stored EXIT buttons positions. This position will be the same regardless of who drives the vehicle and is not linked to a key fob.

Adaptive Remote Start

Start your vehicle from up to 100 yards with the remote start feature on your key fob. Upon activation of remote start, the engine will run for 10 minutes; repeat the steps for a 10 min extension. During a remote start, the automatic climate control system will operate at the same setting as when the vehicle was last turned off. If enabled in the Vehicle Settings menu, the heated / ventilated seats will automatically. When its cold outside, the heated seats turn on; and when it is hot outside, the ventilated seats turn on. The temperature performance of an unoccupied seat may be reduced. The heated / ventilated seats turn off the ignition is turned on. The seats can be turned on manually if desired.

Comfort and Convenience

  • Chime Volume
  • Remote Mirror Folding
  • Rain Sense Wipers
  • Hands-Free Liftgate / Truck Control

Climate and Air Control

This available feature controls the fan speed, air delivery, air conditioning and recirculation in order to heat or cool the vehicle to the desired temperature. When Auto is lit, all four functions operate automatically. Each function can also be manually set and the selected setting is displayed.

Forward Collision Alert

Forward Collision Alert is a General Motors active safety technology that provides alert to help the driver avoid crashing into a vehicle they are following, whether that vehicle is moving or has come to a stop, or lets the driver know if they are following a vehicle ahead of them too closely, known as the Tailgating Alert.

Forward Collision Alert works when the vehicle is in Drive, or Forward gear. The performance of the system, such as vehicle detection range, inclement weather performance, and reaction to cut-in vehicles caries based on the type of system used.

The system provides the following indicators:
  • Green following icon when a vehicle is detected ahead
  • Amber following icon when you are following the vehicle ahead too closely ("Tailgating Alert")
  • Flashing red "Collision Alert" on the windshield and five seat pulses on both sides of the driver's Alert Seat (or eight high-pitched beeps), when you are approaching a vehicle ahead to quickly and may be just seconds away from a potential crash.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Rear Cross Traffic Alert is General Motors active safety technology that provides alerts to help driver avoid crashing into approaching cross traffic when backing. A specific use case for Rear Cross Traffic Alert is when backing out of parking space or driveway and being obstructed from either side, thereby not being able to see approaching vehicles on the left or right of the vehicle.

The technology uses short-range hidden in each rear corner of the vehicle to monitor up to 65 feet (20 meters) to the left and to the right of the vehicles. The system only works when the vehicle is in the Reverse gear.

When the vehicle is in Reverse and approaching left or right cross traffic is detected.
  • The Rear Vision Camera display will present flashing triangles with arrows pointing to the left or right, and depending on the direction of the incoming cross traffic.
  • The Safety Alert Seat presents three left or ride-side pulses (or low-pitched beeps)

Rear Seat Reminder

Rear Seat Reminder is a General Motors convenience technology that reminds drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicle under certain circumstances. The technology is intended to help drivers remember things in the back seat.

The Rear Seat Reminder works by monitoring the vehicle's rear door. The features activates when either rear door is opened and closed within 10 minutes before the vehicle is started, or if they are opened and closed while the vehicle is running.

Valet Mode

This feature is rather straight forward: to prevent rogue valets from snooping through your car's truck and glove box. Enabling Valet Mode disables the truck release and, on some models (like most Cadillacs) locks the glove box.

Home Screen

Check out what your home screen has to offer on the Gen 3 Infotainment System on New GM products.

Android Auto

Android Auto is a simple and smart way to use your Android smartphone if your vehicle. Android Auto enables Android smartphones users to display certain apps and functionality from their phones on the vehicle's infotainment display, allowing them to control those apps and functions via the vehicle's infotainment system touchscreen or voice commands.

Key features of Android Auto including the following:
  • Home Screen: Android Auto automatically brings you useful information, and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they're needed.
  • Maps: Let Google Maps lead the way. It's easy to get where you're going when free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. 
  • Voice: Just say the word - Speech technology makes controlling everything with your voice fast and easy. Send, read and reply to your text messages; Make calls, return missed calls and listen to your voicemail. Talking to Google can help you do all these things and more.
  • Music: Your favourite tunes - to go! Enjoy over 30 million songs, curated radio and more with Google Play Music.
  • 3rd Party Apps:  Android Auto will also support additional apps that you're downloaded to your phone for enjoying podcasts, music radio, messaging and more. 

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is a simple and smart way to use your iPhone in your vehicle. CarPlay enables iPhone users to display certain apps and functionally from their phone on the vehicle's infotainment display allowing them to control those apps and functions via the vehicle's infotainment system touchscreen or voice commands.

Key features of Apple CarPlay include the following:
  • Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps come to your dashboard - complete with turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts and calendars. 
  • Messages: Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you, so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
  • Phone: Make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemail. Siri can help you do all these things. All you have to do is ask.
  • Music: Access your artists, songs, playlists, and your Apple Music membership using your vehicle's built-in controls. Or just tell Siri what you'd like to hear.
  • 3rd Party Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying podcasts, music, and radio.

Android Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology lets you connect your compatible smartphone to your vehicle's infotainment system. Once your device is paired with the system, you can perform tasks like making hands-free phones calls and streaming audio from your device.

Android NFC

Near Field Communication, a form of short-range, contactless communication between devices, simplifies the process of Bluetooth pairing. If equipped, it allows you to quickly pair your compatible smartphone by simply holding it up to the vehicle's instrument panel.

Lane Change Alert

During a lane-change maneuver, this available advanced technology is designed to provide side mirror alerts to help you avoid a collision with a moving vehicle detected in your side blind zone or one that is rapidly approaching it.

Automatic Parking Assist

The Automatic Parking Assist with Braking system uses ultrasonic sensors along the vehicle's front, rear and side to detect a parking spot, track the vehicle's position and help the driver park. The system will automatically move your vehicle into the spot. It does this using automatic steering and braking, while your customers uses Forward and Reverse gears and removes their hands from the wheel and instructed.

Depending on the vehicle, the Automatic Parking Assist with Braking will be a soft-touch button or hard switch in the infotainment centre stack area.