Oakland, Calif. - Pandora Internet radio, a feature in multiple aftermarket car audio head units, is continuing to expand its OEM presence with a planned launch in Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system.

Buick's IntelliLink system with Pandora will be available later this year as standard equipment in the 2012 Verano, Regal and LaCrosse and, next year, in the 2013 Enclave.

Buick IntelliLink uses Bluetooth or a USB connection to connect a Pandora-equipped smartphone to a 7- or 8-inch full-color touchscreen radio, enabling drivers to use the Buick's touchscreen and steering-wheel controls, or issue voice commands, to access the app's personalized Pandora stations.

Pandora is also available the 2012 Chevy Sonic; Ford's 2012 Mustang, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ; the 2012 Hyundai Veloster; the 2012 Scion; Toyota's Entune infotainment system' the 2012 GMC Terrain; the 2011 Ford Fiesta; all 2011 and later BMWs with BMW Apps option; Mini; and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with Mercedes-Benz Media Interface Plus.

Head-unit control of a Pandora app on a USB-connected smartphone is also available in the aftermarket from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer and Sony. The latter also offers a head unit that uses Bluetooth's AVRC profile to control all functions, excluding custom channel creation, of a Pandora app residing on smartphones other than the iPhone.
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Oakland, Calif. - Pandora Internet radio, a feature in multiple aftermarket car audio head units, is continuing to expand its OEM presence with a planned launch in Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system.
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