GM plans to phase out Apple CarPlay in EVs, with Google’s help (Automotive News)
Ford has made a bold assertion, which its CEO Jim Farley has already affirmed, with users having the option to maintain their ties in the future.
According to information provided by Ford’s CEO in a recent interview with Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal, Ford has declared that it will keep supporting Apple CarPlay in its infotainment systems for tying smartphones to its automobiles. Many Ford drivers who depend on CarPlay are relieved by this decision.
According to Farley, “In the US, 70% of our Ford customers are Apple consumers. Why would I wish someone luck if they were an Apple customer?
The executive made it clear that it will stick with Apple’s CarPlay system in its infotainment features, one that would allow a massive percentage of users to continue to access their needs for connection.
Tesla and General Motors, in contrast, no longer support CarPlay in favor of creating their own exclusive infotainment systems. This move has frustrated some customers, as they are now forced to use alternative solutions for connecting their iPhones or other smartphone brands to their cars.
Farley’s remarks revolve around the fact that these two businesses will no longer support CarPlay and Android Auto, among other proprietary connections that they are aiming to introduce to users.
Ford wants to keep its competitive edge and give its customers a better driving experience by continuing to support CarPlay.
Also read: With its upcoming EVs, GM is blocking access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Ford’s Current Vehicle Developments
Ford is a company that prioritizes electrification despite being known for its vehicles with V-type engines. The company has big ambitions for the future, including constructing an EV battery production facility in Michigan.
Apart from its electrification initiatives, Ford is trying to provide more chances for Americans to make its component manufacture and creation in-house, returning back to its roots, and controlling more of what it gives to the public.