This is the WORST Decision GM has Made In A LONG Time!

From Transport Evolved.

Last week, General Motors confirmed that it has plans to no-longer use Apple Car Play and Android Auto in its electric vehicles moving forward.

It’s sparked a large backlash from both automotive journalists and EV fans, even though the largest electric automaker in the world (Tesla) has never offered Apple Car Play or Android Auto connectivity in its vehicles.

But while Tesla (as well as Rivian) require you to use their own implementation of in-car navigation and entertainment, we think GM’s move is a bad one.

Here’s why – as well as our (rather cynical) explanation of why we think it’s happening.


00:00 – Introduction
02:52 – History of Apple Car Play and Android Auto
04:10 – It’s the closest thing to standard we have
04:32 – Model T and vintage cars
06:53 – Non-standard controls make drivers uneasy
08:15 – Using these systems is safer than using a phone
08:47 – People are Lazy
09:33 – Automakers suck at updates
10:24 – In-house systems cost more
10:53 – Why is GM doing this?
11:44 – It’s all about MONEY
12:21 – A captive audience
13:15 – Thanks, and Goodbye!
14:57 – Classic Mac Easter Egg

Script and Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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