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Seems GM got it right by not having a hard coded navigation suite

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Recently, my wife bought a 2018 Audi which came with a navigation app in the system. Of course, being now almost six years old, the maps are sometimes out of date. On the Audi fora there are pages and pages of very complicated technogeek workarounds to update the maps. Maybe one-third of the respondents made it work, but at least two-thirds have days and hours of frustration trying to update the software maps.

In the 2017 Bolt, just plug in the iPhone and go about one's business.

jack vines
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That's one reason I'm hesitant about a car based on Android Automotive (not Android Auto - it's the car's OS not a phone connection). Not only does that hand over a lot of data to Google that's hard to control, but it updates itself often. Sort of like Tesla by Google. But I don't see a commitment to a truly stable, secure OS that will run indefinitely without updates. I'm probably wrong, but I just have a bad feeling about it.
We bought a Hisense TV to replace the same after the recent quake out here. The new one had an Android OS that required downloading a Google app just to make adjustments, like changing the shutoff time. The old one had a Roku OS, we found one and got it. No app required to do normal TV adjustments. Taking the Android Google one back.
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