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Pandora Expands OEM Availability

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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.

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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