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06-12-2013, 02:16 PM #1
BMW Drives Away from 'iOS in The Car'
Five days ago, MMi reported that BMW will integrate Siri Eyes Free mode into all of its 2014 vehicles. Despite the promise of this new standard feature on all 2014 BMWs, the luxury automaker reportedly confirmed Wednesday that it won't be on board for "iOS in the Car."
The reason, as we suspected, is that BMW believes its own products developed over the last decade are both plenty good and already so deeply integrated with other systems of the car that, as told to [auto dealer group] Arnold Clark.
"While BMW isn't interested in spending more money to integrate Apple's services and functionality over its own, it has spent a good bit already to integrate iPhone functionality in its cars, including the relatively rare ability to support iPod Out and display Apple's own interface on Mini models with the optional Mini Connected feature, as well as committing to integrate Siri 'Eyes Free' functionality," blog author John Neff writes.
This week during Apple’s annual developer’s conference, Apple accelerated its “iOS in the car” program to better integrate select iOS apps into the dashboards of participating automakers. 2014 automobiles from the likes of Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevy, Kia and Hyundai will see expanded Siri integration, Apple says.
06-12-2013, 02:29 PM #2
Its coming and whomever does it first will win big im sure. Best mobile OS in a sweet new ride = WIN WIN
06-12-2013, 02:58 PM #3
06-12-2013, 03:07 PM #4
I think too much cellular integration into your car means big brother will be able to monitor you that much better.
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06-12-2013, 03:08 PM #5
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06-12-2013, 04:26 PM #8
I would not buy a BMW just because of iOS app integration, having iOS integration do not make me want to buy it more.
It will probably end up to be an option you have to pay more for anyways, I can live without it.
06-12-2013, 04:57 PM #9
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06-12-2013, 05:33 PM #10
Good for u BMW
06-12-2013, 06:03 PM #11
06-12-2013, 06:53 PM #12
I love my new Optima turbo, & so does most BMW drivers that can't take there eyes off my car as I smoke past them.. FYI I also drive a Benz C-300 sport. Kia lead engineer is Peter shreyer from Audi- check out the new cadenza.
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06-12-2013, 09:29 PM #13
06-12-2013, 11:21 PM #14
I wish Dodge would be onboard with this. I have a 2012 Durango and would love this as an upgrade. I can see aftermarket manufactures like alpine getting on board with this though.
06-13-2013, 12:44 AM #15
06-13-2013, 08:09 AM #16
I guess I'm not sure what all advantages the Siri Eyes Free mode gives other than being able to press a button and talk to Siri.
06-13-2013, 09:39 AM #17
The truth they dont want to integrate = $
Integrate with Apple and people can use their phone as a GPS device, which means car manufacturers cant charge people a crap load for a GPS system.
06-13-2013, 10:15 AM #18
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06-13-2013, 01:52 PM #20
Current BMW Electronics are sadly lacking..."Where are we going and why am I in this handbag?"
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