BMW is late to the Android Auto party but at least connection is wireless than by cable

BMW is late to the Android Auto party but at least connection is wireless than by cable

What took them so long? BMW Group finally is introducing Android Auto from mid-2020 but the connection is wireless.

The connection will allow access to music, media and messaging apps and being wireless makes the process of linking up an Android smartphone to a car extremely user-friendly with a simplified interface.

Android Auto is integrated directly into the fully digital cockpit, meaning that customers can view all important information on the central control display and also in intelligently adapted form in the instrument cluster and on the head-up display.

"Many of our customers have pointed out the importance to them of having Android Auto inside a BMW for using a number of familiar Android smartphone features safely without being distracted from the road," said Peter Henrich, product management chief at BMW.

Android Auto in a BMW will be demonstrated live for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 and will be available for customers in 20 countries from July 2020 for all vehicles with BMW Operating System 7.0.

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