BMW & iOS: Το αποτέλεσμα ονομάζεται BMW Apps [Video]

Στο International Auto Show της Νέας Υόρκης, η BMW παρουσίασε την τελευταία έκδοση του iDrive, το οποίο συνεργάζεται καταπληκτικά με το iOS της Apple.

Αρχικά, η πρώτη έκδοση του iDrive το 2001, αφορούσε μόνο την σειρά 7 της BMW, αλλά τώρα γίνεται διαθέσιμη σε όλο το φάσμα των μοντέλων της. Το πρόσφατο update φέρνει κάποια χαρακτηριστικά που θυμίζουν αρκετά τα smartphones, τα οποία αναφέρονται σαν BMW Apps.

Όπως αναφέρει και ο Rob Passaro, Senior Engineer, BMW Technology Group…

“This suite of technologies allows smartphone features — the things people really love on their smartphone — to be integrated in a safe, easy-to-use way in your BMW.”

“The big idea behind BMW Apps is how do you get great new smartphone features into your BMW as soon as they’re available?”

Τα περισσότερα αυτοκίνητα που κατασκευάζονται σήμερα περιλαμβάνουν κάποιας μορφής συνεργασία με το iPod για παράδειγμα, αλλά η BMW θέλει να ανεβάσει τα πράγματα σε ένα εντελώς νέο επίπεδο.

Δείτε στο παρακάτω βίντεο, τι μπορούν να σας προσφέρουν τα BMW Apps:

…You start by launching the free BMW Connected App and plugging your iPhone into the car’s armrest dock. After that the car has access to the iPhone’s 3G signal and can access internet radio stations from around the world. One nice feature is the ability to change the audio quality if bandwidth is an issue.

BMW Apps also lets you access all of your music on the iPhone using the familiar iPod interface that everyone knows and loves. Having used an Alpine car stereo with an iPod interface for years now, the ability to search for music using a normal iPod interface would be a godsend.

Pandora is also coming soon to BMW Apps as well. Another welcomed feature is the ability for the onboard software to update itself whenever updates become available, without the need to bring your car in to the service department. It simply downloads the update wirelessly.

BMW Apps also includes what’s being called “automotive grade” Facebook and Twitter integration. As you drive, the vehicle collects an array of driving data that can then be posted to Facebook and Twitter. To avoid scrolling to find letters to type messages, you can also send preprogramed messages that include real time data as well, such as location and weather conditions wherever you happen to be at the moment…

Πηγή: modmyi

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