As a result of ongoing chip scarcity, BMW is briefly delivery some autos with out help for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, in keeping with report from Automotive Information Europe (which we discovered by way of 9to5 Google). In accordance with a press release the corporate gave to Automotive Information Europe, BMW has modified suppliers and begun utilizing a chip that doesn’t absolutely help Android Auto or CarPlay. Because of this, the corporate continued in its assertion, affected autos will obtain an over-the-air software program replace by “the tip of June on the newest.”

As 9to5Google notes, you possibly can verify in case your not too long ago bought car is affected by checking for “6P1” within the automotive’s manufacturing code. It additionally appears that all the autos in query have been manufactured within the first 4 months of 2022, and have ultimate locations within the US, France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

This isn’t the primary time that BMW has delivered automobiles lacking sure non-essential options to be able to keep away from delivery delays. Final fall, the corporate omitted touchscreen options from some autos, additionally as a result of world chip scarcity. And BMW is hardly the one automaker to take this tack both. Final fall, across the similar time BMW was grappling with the touchscreen problem, Tesla determined to ship some automobiles with out USB ports. Then, earlier this yr, Ford, shipped some Explorer SUVs with out rear local weather controls.

Within the case of BMW’s lacking Android Auto and CarPlay help, it might be worse. As Automotive Information Europe notes, when Mercedes-Benz was confronted with an identical dilemma, it selected to not embody the requisite chips in some autos, at which level clients could be pressured to carry their automobiles right into a ship to have them put in later.