A live demonstration of the software in a BMW vehicle will be shown for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020.
Prospective BMW owners and Android phone users are in for smoother in-car user experience as BMW is all set to bring wireless Android Auto connectivity to its cars from July 2020. All vehicles with BMW Operating System 7.0 will get the feature factory-installed. However, there's no word on whether the software integration can be done for current BMW owners with vehicles running the same BMW OS.
What's more, BMW will offer complete integration of Android Auto into the car's fully-digital cockpit. Therefore, not only will the interface be available on the car's central infotainment screen but all the information from Android Auto can also be seen on the information display integrated into the instrument cluster, as well as on the car's 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, in addition to BMW’s own functions and services. We will offer this service to our customers starting in July 2020.' said Peter Henrich, Senior VP - Product Management at BMW.
As mentioned above, BMW will present the first-ever live demo of Android Auto in one of its vehicles at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020. In the months following the global launch, expect the same update to be offered in the India-spec cars as well.