Buy a Chevy, Give Your Private Info to Google
GM has thrown in the towel on using its own telematics, and will instead use software from privacy-abuser Google in all of its cars.
You may have avoided giving your location and personal information to Google so far, but if you drive a Chevy, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac starting around 2021, it will use Google’s voice assistant, navigation system, and other in-vehicle software, returning your data back to Google’s California headquarters.
GM infotainment systems are already based on Android, and Fiat Chrysler is reportedly converting over from security-focused QNX to Android as well. The cars will use the Google Store to add apps.
Clark Westfield grew up fixing up and driving past-their-prime American cars, including an F-body Camaro and Mopar V8s. He has ghostwritten auto news for the last few years, lives in Farmingdale, New York, and can be reached at +1.516-531-4021.