BMW Cancels Out On Android Auto
BMW once mentioned that it will add support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the future. This statement was made in November 2015 by the CEO himself, Harald Krüger. However, as per the company's most recent interview, BMW said that it is removing Android Auto from its plans after all.
BMW's MWC 2017 Interview
As per Tech Crunch, BMW's Senior VP of Digital Services and Business Models Dieter May has mentioned at the MWC that Apple CarPlay will continue to be supported by the company. Android Auto, on the other hand, will be removed. May said that the company wants to control the user interface inside its vehicles, much like how self-driving cars work. With that, BMW felt that it doesn't have room for the Android Auto screen.
BMW To Create Its Own Platform
As per recent reports, BMW is in the process of creating its own auto-OS, ConnectedDrive. This new service will bring in different features like phone apps to the drivers. May did say that BMW is enthusiastic about teaming up with Google among other companies to bring in voice-command assistants to the cars. Apart from the AI assistant part however, BMW may want to build its own platform instead of outsourcing it from Google.
How Building Their Own Platforms Can Benefit Auto Companies
BMW's decision to build its own platform brings in different benefits. As per the source, BMW will be able to focus on A2A or Apps for Auto. This will natively integrate the apps into the car and be able to provide deep and safe collaboration. The developer interface would likewise give the company the advantage of being able to innovate faster.
Nevertheless, Android Authority reported that auto companies are still contemplating whether to integrate a third-party OS to its cars or build one of their own. Additionally, this car technology innovation still seems fluid at this point. It may take a few more years before this tech finds its place in the industry.
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