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    Active Member Two Rings
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    2016 MMI add CarPlay & Android Auto

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    Just wondering why Audi cannot update 2016 models, when ford can

    https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...-vehicles.html

    Would like to see update for 2016 Audi S6 and other models.

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    Audi Customer Experience Three Rings Audi USA's Avatar
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    Hi, at this time, it is undetermined if this feature will be implemented into previous model years as a software update. With that being said, I will share your interest in this technology with the appropriate resources.
    Vincenzo F.

    Audi Social Community Manager

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Thank you for the quick response. I am hoping that Audi will look to bring the feature to 2016 models where MMI hardware is not different hardware than 2017 models.

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    Established Member Two Rings douglasjboehme's Avatar
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    I would gladly pay for such an upgrade. Even if it meant buying an entirely new head unit. Obviously I'd prefer to pay the least possible but there may be technical restrictions in our head units. The processor itself seems like it would be too slow to process Android Auto.
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    I posted specifically because the 2016 and 2017 S6 use the same MIB-2 with Tegra 3 quad core processor

    From what I have been able to find there is no technical difference from a hardware standpoint.

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    Has anyone gotten any more info on this? This is the mod I am most interested in. I heard reports of a leaked firmware and there are aftermarket solutions but I would like the factory integration feel.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings pwdrskr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by car View Post
    Has anyone gotten any more info on this? This is the mod I am most interested in. I heard reports of a leaked firmware and there are aftermarket solutions but I would like the factory integration feel.
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    Established Member Two Rings broccx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi USA View Post
    Hi, at this time, it is undetermined if this feature will be implemented into previous model years as a software update. With that being said, I will share your interest in this technology with the appropriate resources.
    Any update on this update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccx View Post
    Any update on this update?
    Just so everyone is aware as of right now there is no new additional information or updates to share on this topic. My predecessor was able to share the feedback with our product support teams who communicate with Germany on a regular basis so it is in the right hands.
    Vincenzo F.

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    Registered Member One Ring jasemccarty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi USA View Post
    Just so everyone is aware as of right now there is no new additional information or updates to share on this topic. My predecessor was able to share the feedback with our product support teams who communicate with Germany on a regular basis so it is in the right hands.
    Any updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasemccarty View Post
    Any updates?
    Let me see if I can perform some research and get back to you.
    Vincenzo F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi USA View Post
    Let me see if I can perform some research and get back to you.
    Very much appreciated!
    Adding CarPlay to our 2016 A3 Cabriolet would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasemccarty View Post
    Very much appreciated!
    Adding CarPlay to our 2016 A3 Cabriolet would be awesome.
    Bump. Same hardware, give us a software update!! I dont want to have to go the aftermarket mod route. I would also gladly pay for a sw update for Android Auto

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    Active Member One Ring
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    Considering the difficultly I am having just getting the latest version of MMI software on my car to fix some bugs, I would be surprised if Audi was interested in updating older models with new features.

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    Senior Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamis_cm View Post
    Considering the difficultly I am having just getting the latest version of MMI software on my car to fix some bugs, I would be surprised if Audi was interested in updating older models with new features.
    Car makers should take a lesson from Apple and design their hardware and software so that they can develop updates which are compatible with cars up to 6 years old. As your car gets older it would no longer be able to take advantage of all of the new features but you would still get navigation updates and some new features over a reasonable life span. I think this approach would make owners more loyal to the brand. The problem with this approach is that the marketing types have to agree that this is good for them in the long term. I think that now they think that withholding features shortens the upgrade cycle forcing people to purchase new cars to get new features. Personally I think that Apple’s growth proves them wrong, loyal customers and good products are what make money.



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