Drivers of the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will be able to adjust HVAC, control media and perform other actions with their voice, thanks to Google Assistant functionality embedded in the vehicle.
General Motors announced that these vehicles, which will begin production in October, will have Google Built-in as a standard feature on some trim levels. Drivers will have access to Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play right on the vehicle display rather than having to connect their smartphone and project it onto the center screen, which means Google apps and services will be integrated into the vehicle. Drivers will be able to control vehicle functions by voice or on the steering wheel, including phone calls and messaging (SMS) with a paired phone, audio volume, AM/FM radio or SiriusXM channel, navigation using Google Maps and HVAC. The 2022 Tahoe and Suburban will continue to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, with buyers selecting which operating system they prefer. The Google auto-embeds in Chevy SUVs mark the latest additions to an expanding list of vehicles that support the built-in tech, which will also be available on vehicles from Ford, General Motors, Polestar, Renault and Volvo Cars. Starting in the second half of 2022, Google will also start to integrate into Honda models, after the Japanese giant announced last week that it will appear in a brand-new model that will launch in North America and then expand globally in stages.