Buick Intellilink Option for some 2012 Car Models Brings Smartphone Integration

Buick is the latest car maker to add a large touch screen distraction accessory.

Buick Intellilink

The 7 or 8 inch touch screen will be an option in the 2012 Verano, Regal and LaCrosse car models. It will support Bluetooth or USB connectivity to smartphones and allow hands-free or wheel-mounted control of apps like Pandora and Stitcher SmartRadio.

It does not, however, appear to integrate with social network services like Twitter and Facebook.

Ford demonstrated how their Ford Sync could work with the third party OpenBeak application to listen to a Twitter feed. You can see and hear how this works in the video below.

Video courtesy of fordvideo1