BMW Group is introducing Android Auto starting in mid-2020. Android Auto allows customers to connect their Android smartphones wirelessly with their vehicle.
Android Auto is integrated directly into BMW’s digital cockpit, meaning that drivers can view information not just on the central control display, but also in the in the head-up display, where it appears directly in the driver’s driving direction.
BMW will be offering this service to its customers starting in July 2020.
Patrick Brady, Vice President of Engineering, Google, says: “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.”
Peter Henrich, Senior Vice President Product Management BMW, adds: “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.”
Android Auto in a BMW will be demonstrated live for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas.