BMW iDrive 8 embraces big screens, fewer buttons, 5G and the road to autonomy

Get ready for the next-generation BMW dashboard, with the automaker revealing BMW iDrive 8, the newest iteration of its infotainment system. Previewed earlier this year, and set to debut on the upcoming BMW iX and i4 all-electric cars, iDrive 8 will bring bigger and more cohesive displays, a paring-back of physical buttons, and a gateway into eventual autonomy as the maker of “The Ultimate Driving Machine” navigates its way through a driverless future.

Self-driving cars, of course, are still years away from being something you can stroll up to your nearest BMW dealer and slap down an AMEX for.

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