I bought a 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV, and it’s fantastic. One of my favorite things about it is Carplay, which I use daily. Today I learned that future Chevy EVs will not include Carplay, making this the last Chevy EV I will buy. Just an amazingly stupid move by GM!

Apparently they want to collect more and more data from people who buy their cars, which in an amazing coincidence is something I very much DO NOT WANT.

Fortunately, I now have two EVs, so I won’t be in the market for quite some time. Maybe they’ll have reversed themselves again by then.

I’m not being conspiracy-minded on the “more data” part, either. This is from the linked article, which says that switching to the new Google system “will help the automaker capture more data on its customers’ driving, listening, and charging habits. It could also help inform future subscription products, as automakers across the board are seeking to generate more revenue beyond just selling cars.”


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@pwinn I just bought a 2013 vehicle with only an aux input. So I went to big box gadget store to see if they still sold aftermarket car stereos. They do and most come with wireless CP & AA for under $500. With this move I can see this market coming back to life, especially if the features are all subscription based.

@hornblower I may look into this to upgrade my other EV, a 2017 Fiat 500e. I really am surprised by how amazing CarPlay is!

@pwinn I love my wireless android auto! I also have a Bolt EUV and have a Blazer on order. I may have to reconsider if they don't have AA included.

All the auto manufacturers are going to start doing more and more subscription based features in the future and that's going to suck. They already took away remote start and lock via the app.

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