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Corvette Today Podcast With Kai Spande BGA Manager

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you get to meet the Corvette Plant Manager for the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Kai Spande!
Your host, Steve Garrett, introduces you to Kai as he traces his career with GM. Kai talks about how the Bowling Green Assembly Plant transitioned from the front engine, C7 Corvette, to the mid-engine C8 Corvette. You'll get insights on the plant expansion and how they made that all happen...giving the new C8 Corvette a true state-of-the-art build facility. Kai also tells you about the Corvettes he has owned and the funny story of how he loved Corvettes, but never thought he'd get to work for it during his tenure at GM. Get to personally know Corvette Plant Manager, Kai Spande, on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!

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Infotainment Question on Text to Speech

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  • Infotainment Question on Text to Speech

    My 2019 Equinox does not support the text to speech feature.

    I asked GM why and they indicated that Apple Car Play does a better job so they eliminated this feature. However most implementations of Apple Car Play require a cable to be plugged into the car.

    As we know, the C7 supported Text to Speech.

    Does anyone know if Text to Speech is naturally supported (not Apple Car Play) on the C8?

    And, will the C8 support wireless Apple Car Play or will require the cable.

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by Classic-Chevy-Guy View Post
    ...will the C8 support wireless Apple Car Play or will require the cable.
    There was another thread on this. https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...4060#post54060

    My bet is that the C8 will require a cable connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as the wireless versions of these two software packages have some strict requirements on hardware compatibility (i.e., few phones currently support the wireless features).
    My C8:
    '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

    Current Vettes:
    '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
    '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
    '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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    • #3
      GM has confirmed (it's in a post by John somewhere here) that Car Play and Android Auto require a cable connection.

      No idea if the car still supports voice recognition, but I'll be a little bit surprised if it doesn't.
      Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust

      Current C7: SunKissed, 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black overDaytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible

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