If you’re driving along listening to your favorite radio station and a commercial playing contains a website address you want to note it or check out. But you can’t while on drive or you shouldn’t be writing while driving. Wouldn’t it be great to just hit a pause button on the radio? Yes, this is true. Now you can. Pause and play radio is a built-in feature of the High Navigation Radio in the Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Terrain on which it debuted in 2008.
Pause and play is coming soon to the new Buick Regal and Chevrolet Cruze.
Just like digital video recording at home that lets you capture live broadcasts and take a break while watching, pause and play radio lets you stop a live broadcast, record up to 20 minutes, and play it back later. It’s as simple as pushing the radio reverse button.
But say you’re listening to your favourite game on XM Satellite Radio, and your gas gauge is running down with the game clock. Do you risk running out of fuel to catch the end of the game? Never and No worries. Before shutting off the vehicle, the driver can press the radio pause button, shut off their vehicle, get out and fill up, get back in the vehicle and start it, push the radio play button and resume listening to the game it stopped.
The content is stored on an embedded hard drive within the radio. Listeners can fast-forward and reverse playback as desired.