Ford Says It’s Sticking With CarPlay Despite GM’s Decision To Ditch It

Following the news that GM has decided to ditch Apple CarPlay for all future electric vehicles competitor Ford says that it doesn’t intend to follow suit.

GM famously decided that it would rather use an all-Google entertainment system rather than let people connect their phones to their cars and use their apps that way.

Instead, apps will be available via the new in-car system run by Google. However, following that news Ford is just one of the companies that have made it clear it won’t be following suit.

In a statement to 9to5Mac, Ford said that it’s sticking with CarPlay.

“We continue to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto because customers love the capability that enables easy access and control of their smartphone apps – especially our EV customers because some EVs currently do not offer the features,” a spokesperson reportedly told the outlet.

This news comes as Apple continues to work on the upgraded version of CarPlay that was announced as part of the iOS 16 unveiling almost a year ago. That upgrade will see CarPlay work with cars that have multiple displays while also deepening the integration with the vehicle itself.

GM is far from the only company not supporting CarPlay, with Tesla perhaps the most famous. But it’s rare for a company to remove CarPlay support and it’s a decision that ahs so far not gone down will with potential buyers.

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