General Motors announced this week that they were going to leave behind Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, in favor of their own infotainment system. This isn’t a good road, of course, as most people are clamoring for the official version of their preference. Clearly, this is about control, and GM is hoping to lock in the various revenue streams that Apple and Google are getting, and keeping it for themselves. The issue is, will it be a better product, or merely more of the lackluster features and lack of innovation that have been plaguing most non-smartphone systems for years now.

GM is taking a huge risk by eliminating access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its future lineup of electric vehicles. But it may be worth it if it gets to own customer data with no middle man.