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GM launches Maps+, an in-vehicle app-based navigation system

General Motors announced the launch of Maps+, an in-vehicle, app-based navigation syatem, upgrading capabilities for select model year 2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles by the end of 2021. Maps+, powered by Mapbox, is expected to begin its rollout to approximately 900,000 vehicles on April 30, as part of select Connected Services plans. 

Maps+ features include:

Cross-App Integration

  • Voice command activation for new destinations and directions with Alexa Built-In
  • One simple interface for vehicle navigation and music and podcast selection

Personalization

  • Management of favorite locations and points of interest
  • Predictive keyboard entry when searching for locations
  • Modern map designs with day and night modes
  • Shortcuts for search categories, such as coffee, food, fuel, parking, recent spots, and favorites

Contextually Relevant Services

  • Routing based on real-time traffic and daily updating map data
  • Speed limit and road hazard alerts
  • Routing to nearby stations if vehicle is low on fuel
  • Notifications and alerts about faster routes

Maps+ will be available on select vehicles through Connected Vehicle, Premium, and App Access subscription plans.

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