Apple CarPlay Will Not Be Present In GM’s Electric Blazer 

Apple Carplay and Android Auto are the two most popular projection systems that are accepted by the majority of automakers. The majority of drivers would probably concur that the introduction of smartphone projection approximately halfway through the 2010s significantly improved the usefulness of in-vehicle entertainment systems (IVI). General Motors is changing its IVI approach for EVs and discontinuing support for smartphone projection beginning with the fall 2018 launch of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV.

Let us begin by giving a brief introduction to various projection systems. Contemporary IVI systems are simply computer systems with a graphical user interface and some kind of operating system underneath, typically Linux, QNX, or Android.

Future GM’s Electric Blazer Will Not Have Apple CarPlay

While touchscreens are present in the majority of contemporary automobiles, conventional knobs, and switches are still frequently present. Interfaces for features like radio, Bluetooth, navigation, and temperature control are provided by the base IVI. It would be an understatement to say that most individuals do not particularly like the interfaces created by the automakers.

These IVI computer programs, Apple Carplay and Android Auto transform the driver’s inputs from any touch, tactile, or vocal controls that the car offers into the control language that the accompanying phone operating system, either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android, understands.

These instructions are delivered to a phone that may be wirelessly linked or connected by a USB cable, where the phone analyses them and sends back an interface that is displayed on the screen of the car. We refer to this envisioned interface as Carplay or Android Auto. Apple or Google Maps, texting, or media applications like PocketCasts, Apple Music, or Spotify are just a few examples of the apps utilized in any of these interfaces. The output of these apps is shown on the screen in the automobile.