Originally Posted by Jason
As the post says, this is just a concept that was brought out by this automotive supplier company for demo purposes at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show. This doesn't show what BMW's implementation, software, interface, nor performance will be like. It was posted just to show what kind of use a touchpad idrive knob could be used for.
Besides, BMW are cooperating with Apple on the SW side of things, and i find it hard to find a better companion than that, having used the Iphone for some years, and enjoying the intuitive and smoothness.
So reserve judgment when we see how it's implemented and in actual use people.
3 series: E30: 89 325i, E36: 92 325iC, 94 320iC, 96 320i Convertible, 94 320iaC, E46: 99 320ia, E90: 06 318i Le mans, E91: 07 318dt
5 series: E39: 97 520ia, 01 530Dat, E61: 09 520Dat
X series: E83 05 X3 2.0d , E84 10' X1 2.0 X-drive DA.