Polestar CEO Ensures Continuance of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration

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But don’t expect the EV maker to drop Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as a result. GM, for instance, decided not to make the new 2024 Chevy Blazer EV compatible with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Meanwhile, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is a secondary interface that lies on top of an operating system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are apps that runs on the user’s phone and wirelessly communicates with the vehicle’s infotainment system. Automakers have been scrambling to achieve the so-called “software-defined vehicle” and have largely used Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as a stop gap.

Google Aims to Address German Antitrust Worries Regarding Bundling of Automotive Services

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It also objected to Google limiting or refusing to allow interoperability of services included in GAS with third-party services. “We are particularly concerned about the compulsory bundling of services with great market strength and reach with services that are less strong. “Google is also prepared to eliminate its contractual provisions on setting Google services as default applications or displaying them prominently in the infotainment platform,” the FCO also noted. The question of whether Google’s proposals will result in an unbundled offering of Google’s services in the automotive sector will be decisive in this context,” it added. Which may give the FCO reason enough to continue its scrutiny of Google Maps in the meanwhile.