By | March 31, 2023
General Motors is phasing out Apple CarPlay starting this year in the EV Transition

General Motors (GM) will phase out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its vehicles starting this year, moving to a built-in infotainment system co-developed with Google (via Reuters).
GM owns Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC in the US. It will stop offering Apple ‌CarPlay‌ and Android Auto starting with the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer, which goes on sale this summer. The company plans to continue offering Apple ‌CarPlay‌ and Android Auto in its combustion models, which are expected to be phased out by 2035 in favor of electric vehicles. Owners of existing GM vehicles that currently have Apple ‌CarPlay‌ and Android Auto will be able to continue using the systems.

GM has been working on infotainment software with Google since 2019 that integrates tightly with other vehicle systems such as navigation and GM’s Super Cruise driver assistant. Future GM infotainment systems will offer applications such as Spotify and Audible, and iPhone users will still be able to listen to music and make phone calls using Bluetooth. EV buyers will also get access to Google Maps and Google Assistant at no extra cost for a period of eight years.

The move is expected to help the automaker collect more data on how consumers drive and accelerate a strategy to boost vehicle-related digital subscription services. Notably, GM was not on Apple’s list of automakers planning to offer the next generation CarPlay experience.

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