BMW 3-Collection, 4-Collection, Z4, and a number of other crossovers are among the many impacted vehicles on account of shelving of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto options owing to chip scarcity.

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08 Could 2022, 10:58 AM

BMW is being compelled to promote a number of of its common excessive quantity vehicles sans Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

German luxurious automobile marquee BMW is reportedly transport a number of common and excessive quantity vehicles together with 3-Collection, 4-Collection, Z4, and a number of other crossovers with out connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, because of the ongoing chip scarcity. Automotive Information studies that BMW has switched its chip suppliers to mitigate the chip scarcity impression. Nevertheless, the brand new semiconductors aren’t absolutely useful, missing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Nevertheless, BMW has reportedly stated the vehicles which can be being delivered with out the abovementioned connectivity options will obtain them via future updates.

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The automaker reportedly stated that it will set up the software program options through an over-the-air replace by the tip of June 2022. The brand new chips are additionally claimed to lack wi-fi functionality. The report claims that BMW didn’t specify the variety of affected fashions or disclose the place they’re being shipped. Nevertheless, ANE studies the vehicles had been delivered to the US, France, and Italy amongst different nations.

This isn’t the primary time BMW has taken such a choice to promote its vehicles sans the know-how options. The automaker was beforehand compelled to drop touchscreen performance in a number of common excessive quantity vehicles.

Moreover BMW vehicles, the opposite model Mini, which is owned by the BMW Group, earlier this week introduced it will cease manufacturing guide transmissions with a view to streamline its product lineup retaining eye on the present chip scarcity and provide chain points.

The chip scarcity has been rampaging the auto trade operations like manufacturing and gross sales for greater than a 12 months and the dampening impact is continuous in 2022 as effectively. It’s not clear but when the chip scarcity and provide chain points will resolve. In September final 12 months, BMW and Mercedes-Benz predicted that the chip scarcity might final till 2023 or later.

First Revealed Date: 08 Could 2022, 10:58 AM IST