GPS Navigation: Do I have to have a smartphone with a data plan?
It has been discussed in some other places that the Bolt navigation featured will be driven by Apple Car Play and Android Auto. This has some positive and negative aspects. The positives that I see is that it will not be required to go to the dealer for system updates and that because it is relying on Google or Apple map data, you will not have to pay upwards of $150 or more to get updated map data.
However, these systems require smartphone integration and this presents a unique problem for some folks.
Here we can discuss what is specifically required and if there are any workarounds for those who may not have a cell phone or smart phone and may not want to incur that expense.