Not much about BMW screams “Pay for what you need,” but the automaker will test that idea soon.
On Wednesday, BMW detailed its comprehensive update to its infotainment system, including updated navigation services, wireless Android Auto compatibility, electric-vehicle charging services, and subscription-based convenience features coming soon to cars.
BMW said cars built after July 1 will feature the updated tech, and that BMWs equipped with the automaker’s latest operating system (iDrive 7) would receive the upgrades via an over-the-air software update.
The automaker described how soon its cars will offer new owners app-like, in-car purchases for features and driver-assistance systems that may not have been originally included in the car. Those systems may include adaptive cruise control, traffic-jam assistance, adaptive headlights, or even heated seats. BMW said it…