VINDICATED: Finally - GM to launch updated vehicle navigation system
Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:45 pm
To those of us waiting for Mary Barra's promised inclusion of a NAV system in the Bolt EV mentioned in her keynote speech at CES in January 2016, GM has finally made her an honest woman again:
GM to launch updated vehicle navigation system
Apr. 12, 2021 2:32PM ET. General Motors Company (GM) By: Clark Schultz, SA News Editor
• General Motors (GM -0.7%) plans to launch a more convenient in-vehicle navigation system this month for about 900K 2018 model-year and newer vehicles. The new Maps Plus feature will be powered by open sourch map provider Mapbox.
• In addition to navigation services, Maps Plus will also integrate with apps like music streaming service Spotify or voice assistant Alexa. The service is a notable upgrade by GM of the basic OnStar navigation tool.
• The new mapping system will be available by download throught an over-the-air update. GM and Mapbox plan to continue to enhance Maps+ based on customer feedback and metrics.