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      10-17-2020, 07:16 AM   #45
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Remote Software Update has been a thing on the M340i, for the last couple of years; so I'm not sure why this is now considered cutting-edge 🤷🏻
Pretty amazing since the M340i didn't come out until the 2000 model year!
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      10-17-2020, 08:50 AM   #46
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I've got a 1987 BMW 325i, does my car get the update too??
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      10-17-2020, 09:07 AM   #47
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Pretty amazing since the M340i didn't come out until the 2000 model year!
It's been out for 20 years???
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      10-17-2020, 01:37 PM   #48
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As always, this is probably BMW marketing getting ahead of engineering. The release of this video probably means we'll have to wait anything from a month to a whole quarter before we see the update available in markets other than Germany.

I don't understand why they promote the maps as something new. I have the 03.2020 and I have the exact same maps. It's anyway based on Here maps, and that means it's hit and miss. The same with the personal assistant, the eDrive zone, the "remembering your habits", which really means opening the windows, and so on. I don't have Android Auto, but at least 50% of what they show in the video are features delivered with previous software updates.
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      10-17-2020, 10:05 PM   #49
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It does not. I wish it did, as it is supposed too.
I haven't been able to find the documentation of exactly what is required, or if the APIs are even available to third parties yet, but Waze and google maps will need to be updated with support for the second screen experience.

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I'd love to see screenshots or videos of CarPlay on the instrument cluster or HUD. For those of us stuck on iD6, it's like forbidden fruit
Here you go, CarPlay/Apple Maps directions on my HUD
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      10-17-2020, 10:20 PM   #50
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Here you go, CarPlay/Apple Maps directions on my HUD
Great, thanks! Looks like it's using the internal BMW text rendering to display the directions and arrows, but getting the info from CarPlay? It looks similar to the current HUD nav info. I should look at the CarPlay APIs to see what can get passed to the HUD.
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      10-17-2020, 10:29 PM   #51
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Great, thanks! Looks like it's using the internal BMW text rendering to display the directions and arrows, but getting the info from CarPlay? It looks similar to the current HUD nav info. I should look at the CarPlay APIs to see what can get passed to the HUD.
Yeah, the text rendering appears native in both the live cockpit and the hud. In the live cockpit it shows like a stack of cards with the subsequent directions behind them. It would be interesting to see just what info can be passed
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      10-17-2020, 10:38 PM   #52
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Great, thanks! Looks like it's using the internal BMW text rendering to display the directions and arrows, but getting the info from CarPlay? It looks similar to the current HUD nav info. I should look at the CarPlay APIs to see what can get passed to the HUD.
Per this WWDC video, looks like HUD info is only metadata: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2019/252/

Curious if the instrument cluster has any different type of display, as per the video, it could potentially display a second CarPlay screen of h.264 content. This is dependent on the vehicle manufacturer and not Apple.
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Yeah, the text rendering appears native in both the live cockpit and the hud. In the live cockpit it shows like a stack of cards with the subsequent directions behind them. It would be interesting to see just what info can be passed
Beat me to my own response, but yeah, seems like the instrument cluster over time could get more detailed, but the HUD probably won't ever get more details than text and arrows.
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Per this WWDC video, looks like HUD info is only metadata: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2019/252/

Curious if the instrument cluster has any different type of display, as per the video, it could potentially display a second CarPlay screen of h.264 content. This is dependent on the vehicle manufacturer and not Apple.
https://www.reddit.com/r/CarPlay/com...in_the_driver/ I didn't take a picture of mine but someone on Reddit did, this is what it looks like on that screen
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      10-17-2020, 11:38 PM   #55
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For those that canít see the update it isnít out in the US yet. Starting tomorrow is EU release.
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      10-18-2020, 12:15 AM   #56
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Idrive 7 became available on the 2020 X3, so the 2019 won't get this update. Even the 2020 X3 with idrive 7 won't get it over the air, it has to be dealer installed.
iDrive 7 became available with cars starting build late september 2019. So there are 2019 registered cars with iDrive 7.
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      10-18-2020, 12:51 AM   #57
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"Leading role in digitalisation"?

Guess they haven't heard of Tesla.
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Great, thanks! Looks like it's using the internal BMW text rendering to display the directions and arrows, but getting the info from CarPlay? It looks similar to the current HUD nav info. I should look at the CarPlay APIs to see what can get passed to the HUD.
So, for Google or Waze to display in HUD, who is responsible for getting done? Waze/Google, BMW or Apple?
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So, for Google or Waze to display in HUD, who is responsible for getting done? Waze/Google, BMW or Apple?
Waze/Google, and Apple to approve usage of the API
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      10-18-2020, 11:50 AM   #60
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So, for Google or Waze to display in HUD, who is responsible for getting done? Waze/Google, BMW or Apple?
Waze/Google, and Apple to approve usage of the API
I think Apple should have approved it since google maps can show up on the split-screen in CarPlay after iOS 14 ( before the split screen page only allowed apple map I remember )
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      10-18-2020, 04:06 PM   #61
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What production dates is this available for? Looks cool and I want it in my 2019 M5.
You won't get it. My G30 MY2020 (production month February 2020) does not get it. Production month has to be July 2020 or later. Having said that, I still love my G30 :-)
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      10-18-2020, 06:47 PM   #62
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i dont know why they have to do it in Germany first while the US is number 1 in the world, for sale and own of any BMW model*
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      10-18-2020, 06:52 PM   #63
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What production dates is this available for? Looks cool and I want it in my 2019 M5.
You won't get it. My G30 MY2020 (production month February 2020) does not get it. Production month has to be July 2020 or later. Having said that, I still love my G30 :-)
Typical BMW. Same. Love my 2019. Software is more than fine too
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      10-18-2020, 09:07 PM   #64
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Interesting. My 2021 5 Series of course already came with this update. However, I was expecting more frequent updates, like Tesla does, but have not had one that I am aware of it.

Hopefully, BMW does update and make things even better like Tesla does.
Tesla still doesn't have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The thing that's missing from this update is google maps support for heads up display on iPhone, right now it's only supported in Apple Maps, or Google Maps but only via Android Auto. What would be nice in addition is some additional horsepower and torque with the update like Tesla.
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      10-18-2020, 10:39 PM   #65
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Anyone know if my 2018 M4 will get it remotely?
You don't have iDrive 7, so no.
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You won't get it. My G30 MY2020 (production month February 2020) does not get it. Production month has to be July 2020 or later. Having said that, I still love my G30 :-)
I donít think thatís correct. My reading of it is that all iDrive 7 equipped cars will eventually get it - it being the 07/20 firmware update - except for cars built after July 20 as they already have the update straight out of the factory. There are plenty of examples in the US where iDrive 7ís have been updated already to 07/20 spec after complaining to their dealer of problems. Perhaps they got the Beta version and this is now final version.
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