The 2020 Corvette C8 is currently the cutting-edge of the iconic sports car nameplate, offering customers the very latest performance technology that GM can muster. Obviously, The General has vested interest in keeping the new mid-engine Corvette at the forefront of technology offerings within this highly competitive segment, and that’s made easier thanks to the C8’s new over-the-air update capability.
For those who may be unaware, the 2020 Corvette runs GM’s latest Global B electrical architecture, which acts as the vehicle’s digital “nervous system.” Global B was first unveiled in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, and offers a host of benefits over previous electrical architectures, including greater connectivity and data processing power, among others. Global B will be the system of choice for all future GM models going forward, including the 2020 Corvette.
On the connectivity front, Global B offers the convenience of over-the-air updates, or vehicle software updates downloaded via an active Internet connection. This allows customers to enjoy the latest features and system improvements, all without physically bringing their vehicle in for service.
“We’ve recently revealed a new digital vehicle platform that will fully integrate our electric propulsion systems, cyber security protections, advanced active safety systems and Super Cruise technology. This platform also enables more systems in the vehicle to receive over-the-air updates, including telematics, chassis controls and more,” Barra stated during the call. “This will deliver value and convenience to our customers. Following its debut on the Cadillac CT5 and the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, it will expand to most of our global lineup by 2023.”
Of the benefits mentioned, the “telematics, chassis controls and more” seem the most applicable to the 2020 Corvette. With so many onboard digital systems helping it to perform, the new Vette is ripe for improvements later down the line. As such, over-the-air updates should help put to rest any lingering fears potential early adopters may have with regard to all the new stuff the C8 has to offer.
We can’t wait to see how Chevrolet integrates this new capability with the 2020 Corvette, so rest assured we’ll follow this story further as it develops. Until then, subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news and 24/7 GM news coverage.