GM going full Google with new infotainment systems launching in 2021

Android Auto and its counterpart, Apple CarPlay, changed automotive infotainment by allowing drivers to use the same Android or Apple apps from their phones in their cars. Now General Motors is taking things a step further by integrating Google features directly with its infotainment systems. The first GM vehicles with built-in Google features will launch…

GM going full Google with new infotainment systems launching in 2021

Android Auto and its counterpart, Apple CarPlay, changed automotive infotainment by allowing drivers to use the same Android or Apple apps from their phones in their cars. Now General Motors is taking things a step further by integrating Google features directly with its infotainment systems. The first GM vehicles with built-in Google features will launch in 2021.
GM will use Android as the basis for its future infotainment systems, the automaker said in a statement. That will give drivers access to Google Assistant, with voice controls that GM believes will eventually cover most infotainment functions. Google Maps will be embedded as well, along with the Google Play App Store.
Even after the Android-based infotainment systems launch, GM will continue to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the OnStar telematics service, reports Reuters. OnStar provides some services, such as turn-by-turn directions, that Google can provide, but it connects drivers to human ope
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