Citroën Ami customers will now be able to take advantage of improved smartphone connectivity with the introduction of the ‘My Ami Play’ tool on the Ami 100% electric. Ami is the first model in the Citroën range to feature ‘My Ami Play’ and the ‘Citroën Switch’, which allows drivers access to apps and media on their smartphone both safely and legally while driving.
Currently, Citroën Ami customers are able to connect their phone to Ami via the DAT@AMI dongle, giving them access key vehicle information such as charge levels via the My Citroën app. However, with ‘My Ami Play’ and ‘Citroën Switch’ drivers can access more features such as navigation, internet radio and make calls via Bluetooth®, with their smartphones doubling up as an infotainment screen.
The My Ami Play menu can be customised so that the functions the user wants to use regularly are featured first, such as navigation from Waze, Google Maps and Apple Maps, or music from Deezer and Apple Music. Drivers can also add the optional Ami Bluetooth® speaker which slots neatly into a specific place in the dashboard so that they can enjoy all of their media in Ami 100% electric, including built-in access to internet radio and call functionality.
Additionally, ‘Citroën Switch’ is a new steering wheel control unit that connects to the driver’s smartphone via Bluetooth®, allowing them to access their phone through the steering wheel without having to take their eyes off the road. The ‘Citroën Switch’ can be positioned wherever the driver chooses on the steering wheel or for that matter anywhere in the cabin, while the smartphone can be placed in the holder on the dashboard which then functions as Ami’s infotainment screen.
Gilles Scafarto, Head of Connected Services Strategy at Citroën, said:
“Customers like to have access to their favourite navigation and media apps while driving. ‘My Ami Play’ is a major innovation to meet this need in complete safety. Citroën has gone even further by offering an additional solution enabling them to stream radio while enhancing and simplifying the driving experience.”
From this month, ‘Citroën Switch’ will become standard on all new orders of ‘My Ami Pop’, ‘My Ami Tonic’ and versions featuring a colour pack. ‘Citroen Switch’ can also be ordered as an accessory from local Citroën authorised part suppliers.
The Citroën Ami 100% Electric is available from £7,695 and can be purchased via a Personal Contract Purchase, with prices starting from £19.99 per month along with a £2,369.45 deposit currently.
To find out more about the Ami 100% ëlectric range and accessories, please visit www.citroen.co.uk/ami.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photograph courtesy of Citroën