Kudos to Audi for implementing a fantastically easy Bluetooth pairing process in their optional MMI interface. I was knocked flat when I saw how easy it was to pair my iPhone with the 2009 Audi A4’s Bluetooth system.
It’s as easy as turning on the ignition, punching up the iPhone’s settings and turning on Bluetooth. The iPhone will instantly see the Audi system. Enter a passcode of your choosing and you’re paired and off to the races.
The Audi system pulls phone book and call log data off the iPhone and displays it in the LCD screen that sits between the speedometer and tachometer. You access everything via the steering wheel mounted controls.
After working with a number of Bluetooth systems that force the user to jump through hoops, simply to pair, the Audi system is simply scrumptious. Having the system instantly put all that data at your fingertips, without having to take them off the steering wheel is icing on the cake.
This is the way it should be …