We will be paying about $25 a month though after 3 years to keep using Supercruise, and Onstar premium connectivity for navigation. but this is pretty standard these days, Tesla is 9.99 a month after 1 year, or 3 months if you buy the short range models.
$25 a month ($300 a year) seems a bit steep, but if it also included Supercruise updated mapping, updates software etc, that is reasonable. What about Ultracruise? Will Supercruise 2 equipped vehicles be able to update to Ultracruise? That might be a premium upgrade in the future. When I start thinking about all the ways GM can charge us $$ in the future as a customer I put my hand on my wallet, before they steal it, but as an investor I am hearing cash register sounds in the future ringing loud. I mean think about this, by next year, GM will have a million of these digital platforms on the road that can all generate at least $25 per month, I can see GM's entire business model change and valuation as well, as they have never generated residual income off of sales before, this is game changing for GM. This software as a service business could at some point make so much money it's better to sell cars at a loss, to capture more marketshare and percentage of this software as a service revenue. The ability for GM to scale this through their products is almost magic, starting on the current Escalade, and Sierra And Silverado will have the digital platform early next year, Hummer, Lyriq... etc..