GM is going to be cutting off access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto starting with the Blazer EV and then with all their future vehicles.
GM says it’s about optimizing EV charging.
General Motors’ electric future doesn’t include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The automaker’s upcoming lineup of electric vehicles won’t support the popular smartphone projection systems in favor of a native Google infotainment system. The move, first reported by Reuters
, means that owners won’t be able to project their phone’s screen on their vehicle’s dashboard infotainment display.
The decision is intended to provide “seamless access” to the new Google-powered infotainment experience, including native versions of Google Maps, Google Assistant, Audible, Spotify, and more, GM says in a fact sheet explaining the new strategy.
“As a result of this strategic approach, we will be moving beyond phone projection systems, namely Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,” the company added.
GM’s move to restrict access to CarPlay and Android Auto, which is expected to begin with the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV, will help the automaker capture more data on its customers’ driving, listening, and charging habits. It could also help inform future subscription products, as automakers across the board are seeking to generate more revenue beyond just selling cars.