Transform Phone Into Video Game Controller
Just two days ago, the breathtaking 2024 BMW 5 Series was revealed to the world, painting a lavish picture with a revolutionary motor buried beneath its evolutionary exterior. In addition to boasting an impressively electrified engine selection (which includes the all-electric i5 variant), this illustrious mid-size premium sedan produced in Munich is also equipped with a full suite of cutting-edge technology for its cabin. Without doubt, a notable feature of the interior passenger space is its sparkling new dual-screen display featuring a 12.3-inch driver’s monitor and 14.9-inch touchscreen. On top of that, the software implemented into these screens is entirely contemporary, offering various intriguing new capabilities.
The German business has joined forces with AirConsole – a gaming multi-platform created by the Zurich-based N-Dream startup – to provide fundamental arcade and casual games on the infotainment system of the all-new 5 Series and the revolutionary BMW i5. To celebrate the debut of this feature, the design studio of the company made an iconic BMW i5 sporting a unique gaming appearance for marketing purposes. Specific press photos of the vehicle can be found in the gallery found at the end of this article.
In regards to the in-car gaming system, BMW witnessed it is necessary for users to connect their smartphones to its iDrive 8.5 infotainment service inside the automobile, simply by scanning a barcode via the centre display. Soon after doing this, the device will function as an active controller while all occupants of the vehicle can now take part in assorted activities when it has ceased all motion. Unsurprisingly, opting to play solo remains an alternative.
AirConsole provides people with the opportunity to experience games that are both convenient and fun. At present, they offer an extensive selection of various kinds of gaming – from racing to sports, from quiz games to music contests, and simulations to strategies as well as jump-and-run and puzzles. Popular current titles include Go Kart Go, Golazo, Music Guess, and Overcooked with more anticipated in upcoming months. To raise entertainment while driving, BMW also announced that car gaming will be featured in their 5 Series model starting July of this year with plans to extend it to iDrive 8.5 equipped 7 Series, iX, i4, and others at production time.