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Hi,
I got my Cyber Grey C7 last week and continue to find myself falling farther in LOVE! Simply amazing car that I feel even matches the quality of the Audi's, Range Rovers, and BMW's I've owned.

While I'm still finding my way around the car, one point of discussion I have with my dealer when ordering was around the Navigation and MyLink system. I had read that the new MyLink System was capable of taking navigation from my iphone 5s. I discussed this with my dealer and we mutually concluded that was going to be the case. So I didn't order Nav.

Following instructions, I purchased the BringGO Navigation App and have that loaded and working on my iphone5 s. However, I'm unable to figure out how to get the MyLink system in the C7 to see it and put it on the cars screen. Any insight from someone who's experienced the same? I've read everything from "need to go to dealer to get upgrade software for the MyLink" to "It's only avail. on the Spark EV" which makes no sense at all. Obviously it can be done.

Looking forward to your insights, if you have some.
 

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Great topic
Going to my dealer today to find more out about this


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Great! Let me know what you find out..
Best, Jim
 

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Let is know


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It is my understanding that nothing will stream video to the my link system.....just audio commands if you are BT'd

so far no mfr is letting Apple do it...Mfr's really don't want to make their nav obsolete, it's a solid profit center for them...
 

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As far as I'm aware the BrinGo app is only compatible with the MyLink infotainment system in the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic for US cars. The Corvette, Impala, and Silverado use the same MyLink essentially. As far as I'm aware none of those are compatible with BrinGo.

But, I'm happy to look into it.
 

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As far as I'm aware the BrinGo app is only compatible with the MyLink infotainment system in the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic for US cars. The Corvette, Impala, and Silverado use the same MyLink essentially. As far as I'm aware none of those are compatible with BrinGo.

But, I'm happy to look into it.

And that's because the spark or sonic don't offer nav from chev....if they offer it, they don't want to obsolete their option.....some companies doing google maps if they hotspot wifi the car (Audi)
 

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So it appears that you are correct! C7's are not getting the software flash needed to allow them to use Bring Go. Very Frustrating as the initial GM site that spoke about the new MyLink System said NOTHING about it being exclusive to the low level cars like Spark vs the C7 at the time I placed my order. Even spoke with my dealer about it when ordering and they agreed with me to skip the NAV in favor of Bring Go. Now unfortunately I'm stuck. : ( Hope GM reads these boards and considers they are ticking people off. Great car, don't be stupid about little things like Open Forum Apps to add to the car just to try and capture $$$. The car is even more amazing if its flexible and the systems are upgradeable like our smartphones. Do you want a loyal customer who talks up the car all the time, or a customer who feels a bit put off by short sighted execs. NOTE TO GM- Offer the MyLink Software Update to C7 owners... It will do you way more good in the form of advancing the image and desire of the car, than the few extra NAV systems you sell that most people don't like. Remember, C7 owners are proud, and like to tinker. Think of the amazing apps that will start to show up. Apple did it, you can too!
 

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The ONLY vehicles slated to receive BringGo or similar app support with the MyLink are the Sonic and Spark. These cars are for todays young budget minded consumer that want a point A to point B appliance and that was always the case. They don't have any other means of integrating navigation software. The rest of the model lineup gets a custom navigation app as an option that can be ordered at the time of purchase or (in time) become available as a dealer installed accessory addon after the purchase (cost and timing are T.B.D.)

Anyone that told you otherwise was mistaken and frankly, should not have been giving out that advice because they either didn't know or knew and were wrong.
 

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This is at least helpful info. I'm sure the dealer was following the info they had at the time. Per your mention above, it sounds like Nav will be something I can add after the fact via dealer. Can you provide more information on this? I would like to pursue.

Gratitude for the info. Jim
 

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Another case of a salesman speaking about things they have never researched. It was well known by all the Consultants that kept up with training and product updates.

I have a company looking into a Nav retrofit for a few local guys.

We ordered all of our C7 inventory with Nav. We gave the option to people that placed orders.
 

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Paul is saying they will sell nav as an accessory...so am I..and guess how much it will be? at least $995....no other business plan makes sense except that one....If it's less than that, they will never sell another nav package when the car is spec'd for build....
 

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I'd also be interested in having Nav installed as soon as it's a dealer-installed accessory. We'll see if GM will have this go in fruition... :confused:
 

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Chrysler has enabled their uConnect system to allow the dealers to flash the unit and enable nav for the same price as ordering it from the factory. The only caveat, the non nav radio only has 8meg RAM so some advanced features like voice integration and true positioning (using the inboard computer to extrapolate position when the signal is lost link in a tunnel or in a big city) aren't enabled. So, if you upgrade through the dealer you pay the same as ordering from the factory but get a neutered app. At least it's an option with them, GM has gone the other route and will require a complete Module replacement plus GPS antenna.

There's already a vendor getting ready to do the swap on the 2014 GM trucks. They have broken the code on the radio modules and will be offering a kit for $999 preprogrammed with your VIN. I found this on a GM Truck forum and have a PM out to the poster to get their company name and whether this will work on the C7. I'll post whatever I find.
 

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We have a Spark and the software is loaded into the My Link system of the car. You have to purchase the BrinGo app after the trial is over for $59.99 and it works via a USB port in the car. Didn't think it worked on any other car besides the Sonic and the Spark. Theirs is why they offer the Nav in the C7 as an option. That dealer should pay for your purchase if they gave you false information. :confused:
 

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Sadly, the dealer quoted me 1995.00 to add nav into my C7 after the fact. A huge downer, so I'm living with my iphone 5s nav for now. Tried the Nav from OnStar which is OK (750 for 3 years) but it does not have a nice visual map to support it. Hopefully, GM will get a clue and think about the kind of very valuable app dev that could happen if they'd let the higher end customer (The engineers who've afforded a c7 and want to play) get the unlocked software to use the system properly.
 

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Sadly, the dealer quoted me 1995.00 to add nav into my C7 after the fact. A huge downer, so I'm living with my iphone 5s nav for now. Tried the Nav from OnStar which is OK (750 for 3 years) but it does not have a nice visual map to support it. Hopefully, GM will get a clue and think about the kind of very valuable app dev that could happen if they'd let the higher end customer (The engineers who've afforded a c7 and want to play) get the unlocked software to use the system properly.
As I work for GM, I can't give the "how to" directions on developing software for the MyLink system. But a little time on Google will get you the info you need. There are already people developing various apps and adding features to the MyLink systems. Hint-Look outside of the Corvette world for this info.
 

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Great discussion... I'll be watching this tread closely as I have the same situation. No Nav. I have found the OnStar directions to be helpful and it even recalculates when I leave the route.

Keep us posted!
 

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Crawler- if you work for GM, I'd appreciate an expert word here.

If CHEV offers nav on a car, will they ever participate (not what an owner can hack) in offering a service like map streaming with video to the chev display ?
 
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