The leading car manufacturer has cut the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functions because they are not chips

  • Modern cars today offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features
  • It is software for connecting smartphones with cars
  • However, BMW has suffered from the problem that new cars do not have these features

BMW currently has to do without Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The American giants Google and Apple offer special software in their smartphones, which is designed for modern cars. It is about Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In short, your phone can be either wired or wirelessly connected to your car, after which a special interface will appear on the display. It then allows you to control music, navigation, news and much more. But as we learn, BMW now has a problem with both platforms. We won’t find these features in their new cars.

BMW has a problem with a lack of chips

Many carmakers today are troubled by many problems. However, the most important ailment has been going on for some time. In short, modern chips that cars use for countless different functions are missing in production. Web AutomotiveNewsEurope now even informsthat BMW lacks chips for the modern features of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. At the same time, the German carmaker began offering this technology in its cars as early as 2019, and a year later these functions became standard equipment on all Bavarian cars.

This is therefore a relatively fundamental problem, but it does not affect all models of the brand. BMW does not use this missing chip in models that are manufactured in the period from January to April 2022. However, the Czech customer probably does not have to worry about this, as such affected cars are only in some markets. For example, in the USA, Great Britain or France. Customers can then easily check if their car does not have the necessary chip. Cars made in this way bear the code number “6P1”.


The update will resolve the issue

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The solution will bring updates

The mentioned cars use a different, not so modern chip. Fortunately, there is a solution and the owners of these cars with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will finally see. The German carmaker has promised that an OTA update will arrive by the end of June, which will also make the mentioned functions available for the chip used.

It is so good that in the end all BMW customers will experience these technologies. However, this is at least an unpleasant problem that should often not accompany cars for more than a million crowns.

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