Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Google Assistant and Maps are coming to GM vehicles in 2021

You’ll see the Google tech in new Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models.
Christine Fisher, @cfisherwrites
September 5, 2019
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Cadillac

GM and Google are working to bring a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle apps to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles beginning in 2021. The companies announced the partnership today, and according to GM, it plans to eventually roll the tech out in all vehicle brands.

According to GM, customers "increasingly expect seamless integration between the tech in their hands and the tech in their vehicle." Soon, GM infotainment systems will be powered by Android and have built-in Google Assistant. Google Maps will be embedded in the vehicles, and drivers will be able to download in-vehicle apps from the Google Play store. GM will still offer some of its existing infotainment features, like service recommendations and vehicle health status.

GM

As TechCrunch points out, this goes beyond Android Auto. The new features won't be powered by a phone, but instead embedded directly into the vehicle. And while this partnership is a big deal for GM and Google, we'll likely see Google Services arriving in more vehicles thanks to Google Android Automotive OS, which is slated for the 2021 Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Scientists find neutrinos from star fusion for the first time

Scientists find neutrinos from star fusion for the first time

View
Comcast is hiking TV and internet prices in 2021

Comcast is hiking TV and internet prices in 2021

View
The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

View
Google shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' running on Stadia at 4K

Google shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' running on Stadia at 4K

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr