The ability to update software and correct issues without owners taking the vehicle into a dealership is not a new concept, but it is to General Motors. Fletcher confirmed the ability during a Citi Global Technology Conference, according to Electrek, stating over-the-air software updates would arrive about a year after the vehicle launches.
Fletcher also emphasized cyber security is of utmost importance involving features like this.
We take that [cyber security] very seriously and we were the first major automaker to establish a dedicated cyber security team. Our Chief Cyber Security Officer Jeff Massimilla, is the Vice-Chairman of the Auto ISAC Alliance along Cyber Security, so we take it very seriously and we really wanted to have all the necessary safeguards in place so that we could do over-the-air programming safely and securely on the Bolt EV.