BMW has announced a new digital audio solution for its customers to enjoy music and video through their car stereo.
The new system, dubbed the BMW X1, combines digital audio with Bluetooth and offers audio and video playback from both a car stereo and a smartphone app.
The audio system uses a “multimedia package” of digital technology, including Bluetooth and an app.
It is compatible with the latest BMW cars, including the X1.
A digital video stream of a sports event from the car’s video camera is also supported.
The system also supports Apple CarPlay, a free service that lets you connect your iPhone or iPad to your car’s audio system.
The system is available in three models: the X2, X3 and X4, priced from £23,495 (about US$33,200), the X5, priced at £29,990 (about AU$43,200).
A third-party company is currently developing the technology for the system.
The company, called iPlay, says the system will “make your car a better listening experience”.
Its creators said they were inspired by the technology used in the iPhone.
“It’s a great platform, but it’s still in the development stage,” said Tim Waggoner, the company’s chief technology officer.
“We wanted to see how we could do a similar experience, with audio in the car and in the app, and how we can make it a lot easier to get into the car.”
The BMW X2 system is currently being tested on a number of models in the UK, including BMW X3, X5 and X6.
The car’s “real-world” testing is planned for the autumn.
The BMW system is aimed at people who want to be able to listen to music from their smartphone without having to switch the car on.
But its creators said there were other ways to do this.
They said their system was built around Bluetooth.
“Bluetooth is a much more advanced technology than just audio, and it’s the one that’s going to be the one to take us to the next level,” said Waggoni.
“What you’re getting with the X3 is audio, but you’re also getting the ability to use the audio in other places, like the car stereo, where the speaker is, or your smartphone, where you want to listen.”
The company said it would be “excited to see” the technology “finally make its way into the mainstream” and was hoping to release it to the public later this year.
The system, which will be available from September, will be a “complete solution for you to enjoy the music and videos you love, from the comfort of your own car”, the company said.