General Motors has pushed an over-the-air (OTA) software update to the C8 Corvette Stingray that adds a new notification feature for the wireless phone charging pocket.
The 2020, 2021 and 2022 model year Corvette Stingray is offered with a wireless phone charging pad, which is located in a pocket situated between the driver’s and passenger’s seats. As some customers were exiting the vehicle without noticing that their mobile phone was still in the wireless phone charging pocket, GM has now pushed an OTA software update to the vehicle, which allows the vehicle to display a notification in the Driver Information Center (DIC) that a phone is still in the charger pocket.
If owners of C8 Corvette Stingray models equipped with wireless phone charging do not see the notification message displayed when a phone is in the charger pocket, they can double-check to ensure they did not miss or decline a recent OTA update. If the update was not installed, the user can go into the infotainment system and download the latest OTA update for the Wireless Accessory Charging Module software.
Wireless phone charging pads are only compatible with certain smartphones that are equipped with wireless charging functionality. In order for the wireless charging pad in the C8 Corvette Stingray to work, the vehicle must be on or in Retained Accessory Power mode and all objects must be removed from the charging pocket. The user can then place the phone in the pocket with the screen facing out, at which point a battery symbol will appear on the infotainment screen if the phone is indeed charging. If it’s still not charging, the user can check to ensure the phone is properly aligned with the charging coil.
The wireless charging pad feature is standard equipment on the 2LT and 3LT trim levels for the C8 Corvette Stingray. It is not available on the 1LT trim level.