General Motors' decision to discontinue availability of wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto in its upcoming electric vehicles resulted in a negative outcry. But it's not so much a money grab as a
need for better integration between the vehicle and its systems. "While this kind of deep integration with other systems matters less for ICE (internal combustion engine) cars, it’s
critical for EVs – especially when it comes to charging and route planning," per Tech Radar. "Take Tesla for example. Without support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you have to use the
infotainment system for navigation. Thankfully, it’s fast and intuitive, but the benefits extend far beyond UI design. You get a much better user experience overall."
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