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    GM hires Google to make infotainment system

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    Published Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:51PM EDT



    DETROIT -- General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.

    GM says research shows customers want technology embedded in their vehicle, and they want it to match how their smartphones operate.

    The company says Google will work to bring its voice assistant into vehicles worldwide as well as navigation and in-vehicle apps. It's scheduled to happen starting in 2021.

    The company the Google system will be better than past GM attempts. The company says drivers will be able to use Google Assistant to make calls, text friends or even set the temperature in their vehicles.

    "I think we're going to get a better experience, no doubt in my mind," GM Vice-President of Connected Customer Experience Santiago Chamorro said in an interview. The natural language capability of Google Assistant keeps improving and will make it easier for people to talk to their cars, he said.

    After many lacklustre attempts at developing their own systems, automakers have been moving integrate phones into infotainment systems. Most cars now can project smartphones onto car screens with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    This was inevitable. Most automakers still can't design a decent user interface and software (GM is one of the better ones in this regard, I think). Unfortunately, this will end up as yet another way for Google to track us and one more platform for Google to push ads on.
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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    GM is a tech company.

    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    This was inevitable. Most automakers still can't design a decent user interface and software (GM is one of the better ones in this regard, I think). Unfortunately, this will end up as yet another way for Google to track us and one more platform for Google to push ads on.
    Pretty much. Google is a spy agency, they do not like the West they prefer the Red Chinese way of doing business--absolute power--and Google could easily end up owning GM and parting it out. GMMismanagement probably has no idea what a bog they're wandering into.

    Don't worry, though. GM is a tech company.
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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    Good news - perhaps we can get better integration of google assistant built in to the car.

    To be fair all "tech companies" use other tech companies.

    GM is not a tech company.

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    Just remember Google was seeded by the NSA and CIA.
    It's a Government entity.

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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    GM is a tech company.
    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    GM is not a tech company.
    What defines a "tech company"? The amount of evil that it supports and promulgates?
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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Good news - perhaps we can get better integration of google assistant built in to the car.

    To be fair all "tech companies" use other tech companies.

    GM is not a tech company.
    CEO Mary Barra wants people to think of GM as a tech company https://www.detroitnews.com/story/bu...ny/1808690002/
    Mother Mary has another notion.

    I wonder if iPhone Owners will have to jump ship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    GM is a tech company.
    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    GM is not a tech company.
    What's defines a "tech company"? The amount of evil that it supports and promulgates?
    Yup, listening to Grandma as she cooks in the house and archiving it, just in case Bin Laden and Mullah Omar pops in for dinner

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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Just remember Google was seeded by the NSA and CIA.
    It's a Government entity.
    Kinda like New GM

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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    Doesn't bother me at all...I like it when google maps lets me know if I'll have a traffic congestion issue before I even set off for work/home...I don't have anything to hide in fact, I submit to Google rewards daily, as it helps pay for some of my apps where I have monthly subscription fees, they know everything about you anyway...may as well get something for the info.

    If only Google/Amazon ended their beef, I'd be able to have google communicate w/ Alexa so that I can access my music from Amazon music w/ my steering wheel controls.
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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    My phone isn't even connected to my car. Good luck getting anything!
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    Re: GM hires Google to make infotainment system

    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    This was inevitable. Most automakers still can't design a decent user interface and software (GM is one of the better ones in this regard, I think). Unfortunately, this will end up as yet another way for Google to track us and one more platform for Google to push ads on.
    And Alexa will definitely be listening... But, we are already being tracked to the nth degree, so not much more info the data miners can get from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    And Alexa will definitely be listening... But, we are already being tracked to the nth degree, so not much more info the data miners can get from me.
    Everything you type can be used against you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Just remember Google was seeded by the NSA and CIA.
    It's a Government entity.
    I don't buy those conspiracy theories but even if the CIA is listening - they must be bored listening to me.

    Google powered systems will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Google powered systems will be great.
    Definitely great for Google "to track us and one more platform for Google to push ads", as emh mentioned. Possibly great for GM to do similar things. Not great for society.
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