BMW to replicate Tesla’s in-car gaming in 2023

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When it comes to EV innovation, Tesla often leads the pack. The American company is now being copied by BMW, which plans to launch in-car gaming in 2023.

BMW has delivered the last i3, marking the end of an era.

One of the things that make Tesla ownership addictive for owners is the extras. While Tesla cars are of high standards, they come with secondary features that make them even more enjoyable. An example is games drivers and passengers can play on the center display when the car is parked.

BMW is now promising a similar gaming setup in its cars, announcing it will work with AirConsole to add casual games.

The German manufacturer’s in-car gaming will differ from Tesla’s as it will not require gaming controllers. Players can control the games using their smartphones.

BMW says AirConsole’s gaming is a perfect fit for the Curved Display in its cars. Stephan Durach, SVP of BMW Group’s Connected Company Development, said, “With AirConsole, we will leverage innovative technologies combined with a broad variety of fun and multiplayer games. This will make every waiting situation inside the vehicle, such as charging, an enjoyable moment.”

Tesla offers a range of gaming options, including racing and arcade games and caraoke. It got into trouble in the past when it enabled gaming while the car was in motion. That would be a point BMW would want to pay attention to.

CEO Elon Musk revealed the company was testing Steam integration, which will open up more gaming options, but we have yet to see the promised demo.

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