BMW markets some cars without support for Android Auto and Apple Carplay due to lack of chips

MADRID, May 9. (Portaltic/EP) –

German car manufacturer BMW has delivered some of its models without support for the applications Android Auto Y Apple Car Play due to the shortage of chips generated by the pandemic.

As published by Automotive News Europe, BMW has been forced to release vehicles without this functionality after a business action emergency as a result of Covid-19.

Apparently, the manufacturer would have changed its chip supplier to take the finished cars to their corresponding destinations during the pandemic and to be able to sell them in different countries.

Thus, the new supplier uses semiconductors that are not yet compatible with these two applications and require an update of your ‘software’ It won’t arrive until next June.

“The chips built in these cars in the first four months of this year need updated ‘software’ to be fully functional and offer Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and WiFi capability”, BMW explained in a statement.

According to comments from users and participants in brand forums, countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, the United States and France would have been affected by this problem, which comes identified with production code 6P1.

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