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  • JB
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    The corvette is GMs halo vehicle. I fully expect either dct or mrc ptm there will be a very dramatic public over the air update improve,ent in the first year to priject GM technical superiority.

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  • brainf18
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    Understand all of the OTA and OnStar connectivity and interoperability is still not clearly defined or well understood. I hope we find out more soon.

    I for one do not want OnStar at all.... But I do want the ability to receive OTA updates only after I've allowed the car to connect to WiFi. Big brother, GM, the insurance company, the police or anyone else with a computer has no business assessing my car's data. Admittedly because I don't want them to see it (for obvious reasons)

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  • Busa Dave
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    Originally posted by Racer86 View Post
    When we bought our 2013 Chrysler 300 with the ZF 8 speed, the transmission had a rough cold morning shift between 1st and 2nd gear. Chrysler did a software update on it, and that cured the problem.
    I hope that GM OTA will have the ability to do the same thing if the DCT needs new software updates to refine its operation. Plus NO trip to the dealer. That is a win win for me.
    Yes this is the way the entire industry is headed. It makes sense from a cost standpoint not just because there will be no dealer touch labor involved BUT to remedy issues before they cause other more serious mechanical or electrical problems and is transparent to the consumer if done properly. Technology is a good thing for most of us.

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  • Racer86
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    When we bought our 2013 Chrysler 300 with the ZF 8 speed, the transmission had a rough cold morning shift between 1st and 2nd gear. Chrysler did a software update on it, and that cured the problem.
    I hope that GM OTA will have the ability to do the same thing if the DCT needs new software updates to refine its operation. Plus NO trip to the dealer. That is a win win for me.
    Last edited by Racer86; 11-09-2019, 02:00 PM. Reason: educated in American schools,,,,,,,,Spelling

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  • Busa Dave
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    Originally posted by Racer86 View Post
    I am all in for OTA updates. it avoids the trip to dealer and the 150 mysterious miles added to the car while its at the dealer, plus also avoids the free car wash by the 19 year old kid with the dirty wash water bucket. Can you guess, that I don't like car dealers service depts.
    My thoughts as well. My car is and has been finished with updates for several years due to my tuning for my engine mods. The new C8 I will be getting when they hit the ground in a couple of years will stay stock. Times have changed a lot in the last 5 years. If they (EPA) crack down on gas vehicles like they have on the diesels the last few months the tuning industry will cease to exist.

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  • Racer86
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    I am all in for OTA updates. it avoids the trip to dealer and the 150 mysterious miles added to the car while its at the dealer, plus also avoids the free car wash by the 19 year old kid with the dirty wash water bucket. Can you guess, that I don't like car dealers service depts.

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  • meyerweb
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    Originally posted by LightningBolt View Post
    Is there an option to “accept” the OTA? Suppose I like the way things are?
    We don't know yet.

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  • LightningBolt
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    Thanks Busa Dave!

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  • Busa Dave
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    Originally posted by LightningBolt View Post
    Is there an option to “accept” the OTA? Suppose I like the way things are?
    From my 2020 2500 Denali.

    "Vehicle Software Updates

    OnStar or GM may remotely deliver software updates or changes to the vehicle without further notice or consent. These updates or changes may enhance or maintain safety, security, or the operation of the vehicle or the vehicle systems. Software updates or changes may affect or erase data or settings that are stored in the vehicle, such as saved navigation destinations or pre-set radio stations. Neither OnStar nor GM is responsible for any affected or erased data or settings. These updates or changes may also collect personal information. Such collection is described in the OnStar privacy statement or separately disclosed at the time of installation. These updates or changes may also cause a system to automatically communicate with GM servers to collect information about vehicle system status, identify whether updates or changes are available, or deliver updates or changes. An active OnStar agreement constitutes consent to these software updates or changes and agreement that either OnStar or GM may remotely deliver them to the vehicle."


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  • LightningBolt
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    Is there an option to “accept” the OTA? Suppose I like the way things are?

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  • Busa Dave
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    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
    OnStar isn't the communication capability. OnStar uses the built-in 4G cellular connection in the car if you choose to subscribe. On the C7 the 4G cellular connection exists even if you don't pay OnStar. And pretty sure on the C7 you can use the WiFi capability even if you don't pay for OnStar - it's a separate service offered by AT&T for a monthly fee. Both OnStar and WiFi use the car's 4G connection. I don't subscribe to OnStar, but can still use that connection to unlock my car, and to get monthly reports on system status.

    GM could easily design the system to make use of the cellular capability for OTA updates whether you subscribe to OnStar or AT&T or not. They might have to pay AT&T for that, or AT&T might provide that capability free because they know they'll get a ton of subscription revenue from GM owners who do choose to use it.


    You can use wifi on all 2020 (do not know about earlier ones) GM vehicles equipped with the right level of infotainment system and it does not require any separate agreement. I have my phone set to slave to be the wifi connection in my 2020 Denali. It is Android.

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  • meyerweb
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    Originally posted by xzotklr View Post

    How long before ALL of your driving history (speed, braking...EVERYTHING) info is automatically sent to your insurer...the police...etc.​​​​​​
    Insurance companies now, if you opt in. They all offer dongles that plug into the ODB port and provide you with discounts IF you drive what they consider "safely." Police? Not transmitted, but if you're in a serious accident they're probably going to read the stored data from your ODB port without even asking permission. There's a 4th amendment case waiting to happen there, if it's not already happened.

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  • jackfrostpdx
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    Originally posted by xzotklr View Post

    How long before ALL of your driving history (speed, braking...EVERYTHING) info is automatically sent to your insurer...the police...etc.​​​​​​
    Insurance companies probably never.

    Law enforcement has automatic plate readers. They already know where your regularly drive.

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  • xzotklr
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    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
    The only honest answer is that we don't know yet. Probably GM will be able to update ECU and TCU (transmission) software, and electronic brake control OTA, within certain limits. Anything that would change the engine or transmission controls enough to effect EPA certifications would be off limits. And any changes made in future model years that require upgraded hardware obviously wouldn't work.
    How long before ALL of your driving history (speed, braking...EVERYTHING) info is automatically sent to your insurer...the police...etc.​​​​​​

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  • meyerweb
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    OnStar isn't the communication capability. OnStar uses the built-in 4G cellular connection in the car if you choose to subscribe. On the C7 the 4G cellular connection exists even if you don't pay OnStar. And pretty sure on the C7 you can use the WiFi capability even if you don't pay for OnStar - it's a separate service offered by AT&T for a monthly fee. Both OnStar and WiFi use the car's 4G connection. I don't subscribe to OnStar, but can still use that connection to unlock my car, and to get monthly reports on system status.

    GM could easily design the system to make use of the cellular capability for OTA updates whether you subscribe to OnStar or AT&T or not. They might have to pay AT&T for that, or AT&T might provide that capability free because they know they'll get a ton of subscription revenue from GM owners who do choose to use it.

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