MINI is working on bringing CarPlay to market. The current time-table for BMW as a whole it begin introduction of CarPlay in the 2016/2017 timeframe and roll out the feature model by model.
It’s not a surprise that MINI is moving down this path. Consumers want connected cars that work as simply and effectively as their smart phones and tablets (you only need to read MF comments for evidence). Yet automakers have been stifled by long product cycles and engineering processes that aren’t what you’d consider agile.
Enter CarPlay which brings automotive grade smartphone experience to the car. The problem is support. In that until just recently almost no automaker supports the platform. But that’s set to change dramatically over the next 18 months and MINI and BMW will be part of that.
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