Kent C.· Registered
2023 Bolt Premier, Ice Blue Metallic exterior, Jet Black/Nightshift Blue interior, Sun & Sound.
As someone who is still waiting for my '23 Bolt EUV to be delivered, and who shares the above-quoted philosophy, I am finding this thread very interesting. Before I actually pick up my new car, I would really like to have as much clarity as I can about the bare minimum amount of data that I need to share with GM or third parties. I am not interested in having GPS turned on in my car (or my phone for that matter) 24/7, and I am uncomfortable with the thought of needing an app on my phone in order to access all of the features in my car. My inclination is to refuse to download the MyChevrolet app, and to never turn on, use, or subscribe to OnStar, Sirius XM, or any other third party service.I have zero interest in OnStar or apps in general. I don't even connect my phone to the car.
My question is; Is there any compelling reason, other than the convenience of remote starting, notifications of battery status, automatic emergency services, etc.) for me to give up my privacy (location, telemetry, driving habits, etc.) just to have access to the features these apps/services offer? Or put another way, Is there anything that I cannot do in the '23 Bolt EUV if I refuse to use the My Chevrolet app and OnStar?
Thanks in advance if this has already been answered in this thread or elsewhere, and I just missed it, and I hope my question isn't perceived as "hijacking" this thread.