At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, BMW will show the iPod Out function, which optimises the operation of various Apple music players in the car.
The introduction of a new interface technology in 2011 will enable all new BMW models to support the new iPod Out function of iOS 4, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
iPod Out widens the range of Apple iPhone and Apple iPod touch functions that BMW drivers can use easily inside their vehicle.
The iPod Out function allows display and control capability for music playback from an iPhone or iPod touch using the on-board monitor and vehicle controls.
The on-board monitor gives BMW drivers direct access to the latest iPod functions.
These include a custom playlist and the Genius function, which searches the user’s library to compile a playlist of tracks that go well together.
To use the iPod Out function customers will need to be running the iOS 4 operating system on the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (second and third generation).
The new interface technology developed by the BMW Group for this purpose will ensure that current and future iPod Out functions for the iPhone and iPod touch can be used in the vehicle on a long-term basis.
And vehicles equipped with this technology in the future can be adapted more quickly to iPod touch and iPhone software updates.