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Amazon Alexa Update for 2018+ GM Vehicles

Jack GS

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If this update makes it into our cars, there's a possibility other patches/bug fixes may also work their way into the update. That's what I am more excited about. I personally haven't had issues with my infotainment system but I am aware of the gremlins that exist.
 

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My guess is this will only be for the 2018.5 white needled systems that run on Android and have more flexible update framework. I doubt they will continue to update and service the previous QNX based (red needled) systems.
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Jack GS

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My guess is this will only be for the 2018.5 white needled systems that run on Android and have more flexible update framework. I doubt they will continue to update and service the previous QNX based (red needled) systems.
This was a thought I had as well.

Note: There are some red needle Regals with the new UI.
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Wlepse

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Are white needles able to update over the air? I thought I had read or been told the white needles did not, but maybe that was only related to navigation or something.
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L J

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They can already listen to you, track you, and even shut your car down. Haven't you seen the Onstar commercials ?
Thats why you need to have power switch to shut off onstar.
Really sucks when they shutoff your getaway car.
 

SweetWafer

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Are white needles able to update over the air?
Some components and apps download updates OTA. The mention of a "USB radio update" in the backup camera thread makes me think though that the core OS updates are not delivered OTA.
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L J

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I'd pay extra if tuners added a disable OnStar option to their performance tunes, Auto start stop, meh.
I guess I will have to depend on no Onstar in 99 TA... but I guess from the black box they can tell you were going 160 mph before the aliens zapped you....Assuming black box or anyone else survives.IMG_20180910_092331651_HDR.jpg
 
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