Controlling the music and content on your iPod or iPhone is easy to do with the Apple menus. Things can get more difficult if you have to use a system on an accessory that is different though. BMW has announced that it will support the iPod Out feature on iOS4.
The feature will allow BMW to put the actual menus from the iPod touch or the iPhone onto the cars in dash screen. BMW will support the feature on future BMW and Mini models.
This is a real win/win situation. BMW won’t need to develop its own menus and users will see the menus they are already familiar with. I hope that eventually we will be able to send the screens for things like GPS apps and multimedia content to the screen of the car.