GM Blunders So Badly We Thought It Was an April Fool's Joke

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

General Motors has done something that I think might be a bit dumb. It also had me checking the calendar to make sure it was for real.

The company will drop support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in certain future EVs. Instead, it will use a native Google system.

This will start with the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer.

Yes, this means you won't be able to use CarPlay or Android Auto to project your phone onto the infotainment system in future GM EV models.

The replacement system will have Google Maps, Google Assistant, Audible, and Spotify.

From The Verge:

“As a result of this strategic approach, we will be moving beyond phone projection systems, namely Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,” the company said.

The change could help GM better collect data from its drivers and passengers, and it could also be used as a foundation if GM decides to charge for subscription services.

GM claims its navigation and charging systems will improve. One cited benefit: Use the nav system to navigate to a charging system, and the car will start to warm the battery to prime it for faster charging.

Current vehicles, both EV and ICE, won't be affected, and drivers will still be able to use Bluetooth for uses like hands-free calling and streaming music.

[Image: GM]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Apr 02, 2023

    GM: What a disgrace!

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Apr 03, 2023

    This got Apple Heads all upset. Love it

    • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Apr 05, 2023

      Apple enjoys the highest margins in the computer business. They make a premium product and their customers are more than happy to pay the price for that product. What does GM have to gain by making their mediocre product more unattractive to high-end customers? This is typical GM management stupidity.

  • Wayne Wayne on Apr 03, 2023

    GM has a habit of F'ing up, but the government is always there to bail them out with our money

  • Z9 Z9 on Apr 04, 2023

    Polestar manages to offer a Google-based infotainment system that includes CarPlay. So this is just GM being lazy or helpless.