This is one of the benefits of being a "late adopter" as they would say in marketing 101.it is a much easier screen to read than to be fumbling for a cell phone screen (and there isn't a great spot in the Cruze to mount a cell phone).
When your at home and on WIFI you can pre-load your map data so it doesn't use as much when travelling on 4G. Zoom in on the area of the map you want to load, in the search box type "ok maps". The google maps app will then cache the area you are looking at, as long as your zoomed close enough.This thread made me open my phone and download the Google Map App out of curiosity. :happy: I'm on a simple 450 minute AT&T plan and pay for data. I forgot the rate but I downloaded 1 meg pretty quickly on 3G just zooming in to my local area and flipping between street and satellite mode.
Garmin removed the option from their express update software, but I am using an older version of garmin updater to get my map updates, it has the option to install maps on GPS unit and PC. This way I have the 5in GPS screen as the driver, and the copilot can bust out my 16in laptop to have a much larger map to view with the exact same data.Doubt if a GPS will ever replace a map, for traveling long distances, can't get a good overview from that tiny screen.
So is this possible to install an updated card? From what I have read over the net, some vehicles use a DVD instead. Read it could be located under the seat, or elsewhere.If it's just a matter of the dealer popping out the SD card and installing a new one, it may be possible to copy the data off of a newer card (either from someone who paid for the upgrade, or someone who bought a shiny new Cruze with nav) and copy it onto your old card or a blank card. The 'S' in SD does stand for Secure, but the DRM features are rarely used, and at least the card password wouldn't be that hard to figure out since it might be the same across everything that uses the same nav unit.
Just like our government, they`ll keep coming up with ways to un-justly bleed us `till there`s nothing left. Then wonder why people have nothing left to spend/tax/etc...............................................Microsoft doesn't have a newer version for XP and no longer supports XP. Here we go again.
Same with the Garmin with lifetime maps, like my last one, no longer supported.
Heck my dealer didn't even know what that SD card slot was for next to the MP3 flashdrive ......