The Italian regulator has fined Google EUR 102 million for excluding the Enel app from the Android system, Reuters reprted.
For more than two years, Google has not allowed Enel JuicePass to work with Android Auto - a system that allows apps to be used safely in cars - by unfairly restricting its use and favoring Google Maps, the regulator said.
The regulator has asked Google to make JuicePass available on Android Auto.
A Google spokesman in Italy said that Google with all due respect does not agree with the decision of the antitrust regulator and will study the documents to decide on its next steps. Google's top priority for Android Auto, he said, is driving safety while adhering to strict rules regarding supported apps.
The regulator said the American giant has a dominant position that allows it to control app developers' access to end users through Android and its Google Play store.