Some new BMWs are missing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Searching for a model new BMW? It’d include out Apple CarPlay or Android Auto assist – not lower than at first. In keeping with a report by Automotive Info Europe (by the use of 9to5Google), positive new BMW fashions are being shipped with out assist for Apple and Google’s auto firms. BMW confirmed the report and instructed the outlet that the issue stems from the persevering with chip shortage that’s hit the automotive enterprise pretty laborious so far yr or so. BMW couldn’t provide a positive chip for its vehicle, so it wanted to swap to a particular chip, which doesn’t assist CarPlay and Android Auto. The good news is that the efficiency will possible be enabled lastly, following a software program program change. Said change is coming “by the highest of June on the most recent,” acknowledged the company.

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Evidently BMW fashions manufactured throughout the first 4 months of 2022 have been affected. To confirm in case your automotive has this downside, confirm if it has the string “6P1” in its manufacturing code. Dialogue board posts level out that affected fashions have been shipped to numerous worldwide places, along with the U.S. and Europe. BMW is manner from the one automaker that wanted to resort to move automobiles with out positive choices as a solution to get them out on time. Tesla, as an example, decrease a redundant steering ingredient from its automobiles as a consequence of a chip shortage, whereas Ford and Volvo shipped some fashions with out positive safety choices. It isn’t even the first time BMW has completed it, each: The company shipped some fashions with out touchscreen efficiency remaining yr, moreover as a consequence of chip shortage.

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