Android Auto comes to BMW. BMW to offer wireless integration from mid-2020.

Munich. The BMW Group is extending the reach of
seamless connectivity in its vehicles with the introduction of Android
Auto™ starting in mid-2020. Android Auto, the latest digital and
user-centric service addition to BMW, will allow customers to connect
their Android smartphones wirelessly with their vehicle and, in doing
so, enjoy access to useful information like suggested destinations and
upcoming appointments just when it is needed.

Plug play out, wireless in

Android Auto is a simpler, safer way to use the smartphone in
BMW vehicles, making it easy to access music, media and messaging
apps. The wireless connection makes the process of linking up an
Android smartphone to a BMW extremely user-friendly with a simplified
interface. Added to which, Android Auto is integrated directly into
BMW’s fully digital cockpit, meaning that customers can view all
important information not just on the central Control Display, but
also in intelligently adapted form in the instrument cluster’s Info
Display as well as in the Head-Up Display, where it appears directly
in the driver’s driving direction.

The Google Assistant on Android Auto makes it easy to get directions,
keep in touch and stay productive. “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, in addition to BMW’s own functions and
services,” says Peter Henrich, Senior Vice President Product
Management BMW. “We will offer this service to our customers starting
in July 2020.”

Patrick Brady, Vice President of Engineering, Google: “We are excited
to work with BMW to bring wireless Android Auto to their customers
worldwide next year. The seamless connection from Android smartphones
to BMW vehicles allows customers to hit the road faster while
maintaining access to all of their favourite apps and services in a
safer experience.”

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

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