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BMW announced a major update to the online portion of its iDrive cabin electronics, adding a standard data connection and making its ConnectedDrive app available for Android.
BMW presented its current app integration, along with its future capabilities. From integrating the iPhone calendar with the head unit to testing a 4G (LTE) connection into the car, BMW is pushing forward into app space.
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BMW announced a new generation of its cabin electronics today, encompassing a new navigation system, iDrive controller, voice command, and 4G LTE hot spot for its cars.
Come take a gander at pictures of BMW's newly updated ConnectedDrive infotainment system, which now comprises a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, an integrated Web browser and a sat-nav that features Google Street View.