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GM is ditching CarPlay for your safety.

MotorTrend paraphrased GM infotainment boss Tim Babbitt’s reasoning for ditching Android and Apple:

When CarPlay and Android Auto have issues, drivers pick up their phones again, taking their eyes off the road and totally defeating the purpose of these phone-mirroring programs.

If drivers were to do everything through the vehicle’s built-in systems, they’d be less likely to pick up their phones and therefore less distracted and safer behind the wheel.

It wasn’t clear if he said this with a straight face.