Maps+ (developed in conjunction with Mapbox) is expected to begin its rollout to approximately 900,000 vehicles on April 30, as part of select Connected Services plans across GM’s vehicles.
For current owners of compatible vehicles that previously did not have navigation built-in, the solution brings a connected ecosystem of voice assistants, navigation, and apps into a singular experience.
It was developed to meet driver needs and preferences while keeping hardware capabilities of different vehicles in mind. Drivers can start Maps+ navigation through native Alexa voice control and listen to music or podcasts using the system’s integrated audio apps. A single-box search offers intuitive access to points of interest such as shops, restaurants, parking, and more – with users able to highlight their favorite, or most-frequented, locations.
With additional features ranging from embedded speed limit alerts to re-routing to a nearby station if the user is running low on fuel, Maps+ encompasses the wider driving experience. Likewise, within navigation, Maps+ also notifies users of faster routes to their destination, provides routing based on real-time traffic and updates its map data every day to retain accuracy. Drivers can also project their favorite smartphone apps onto their vehicle’s display screen.
Maps+ will be available on select vehicles through Connected Vehicle, Premium, and App Access subscription plans. Owners of compatible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models will be notified when their vehicle is eligible for Maps+.