Due to the continuous chip lack, BMW is briefly delivering some cars without assistance for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, according to report from Automotive News Europe(which we discovered through 9to5 Google). According to a declaration the business offered to Automotive News Europe, BMW has actually altered providers and started utilizing a chip that does not totally support Android Auto or CarPlay. As an outcome, the business continued in its declaration, impacted lorries will get an over-the-air software application upgrade by “completion of June at the current.”
As 9to5Google notes, you can examine if your just recently acquired lorry is impacted by looking for “6P1” in the cars and truck’s production code. It likewise appears that all of the cars in concern were produced in the very first 4 months of 2022, and have last locations in the United States, France, Italy, Spain and the UK.
This is not the very first time that BMW has actually provided vehicles missing out on particular non-essential functions in order to prevent shipping hold-ups. Last fall, the business left out touchscreen functions from some automobiles, likewise due to the worldwide chip scarcity. And BMW is barely the only car manufacturer to take this tack either. Last fall, around the exact same time BMW was facing the touchscreen concern, Tesla chose to deliver some cars and trucks without USB ports Previously this year, Ford, delivered some Explorer SUVs without rear environment controls.
In the case of BMW’s missing out on Android Auto and CarPlay assistance, it might be even worse. As Automotive News Europe notes, when Mercedes-Benz was confronted with a comparable problem, it selected not to consist of the requisite chips in some lorries, at which point clients would be required to bring their vehicles into a ship to have them set up later on.
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