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BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW X1.

Communication, information and entertainment – experience an entirely new form of mobility with the Service & Apps from BMW ConnectedDrive.

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BMW EMERGENCY CALL.

The Intelligent Emergency Call automatically establishes a connection with the nearest rescue coordination centre through the BMW Call Centre whenever needed – without the use of a mobile phone. It transmits information regarding the vehicle’s current location and the severity of the accident. The Intelligent Emergency Call can also be triggered manually in case other road users require help, for example.

Intelligent Emergency Call.

CONNECTED DRIVE SERVICES.

The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.
 

These include BMW Online, which provides access to current, location-based information such as weather and news, an online search powered by GoogleTM as well as office functions. In addition, an individual range of services such as fuel price information, parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides may be set up via the applications menu.
 

This also includes convenient, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services such as Real Time Traffic Information, Remote Services, Online Entertainment and Concierge Services can easily be ordered and extended to suit the user's individual requirements. The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services offers all this and more, making every trip in a BMW a real experience.

ConnectedDrive Services.

  • Preparation for Apple CarPlay®

    Thanks to Preparation for Apple CarPlay®, drivers can conveniently use a compatible iPhone® conveniently and wirelessly while driving. This allows smartphone content and functions such as music, iMessages/text messages, telephony, Siri, navigation and selected third-party apps, to be displayed and operated in the regular manner, even via the vehicle's user interface. Preparation for Apple CarPlay® can be used via touch input, the iDrive Controller or voice control, depending on the vehicle's equipment. Apple CarPlay® lasts for three years and can subsequently be extended via the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.

BMW CONNECTED.

BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and aids drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. All relevant services are also remotely available at all times on iPhone und Apple Watch via the app.
Destinations that have been found in the web or via other application such as Yelp, Apple Maps, Google Maps can be easily and conveniently imported into BMW Connected and seamlessly transferred to the vehicles navigation system with just a single click. Meetings, including addresses and intended arrival times, saved in the iPhone calendar are automatically imported into the BMW Connected mobility agenda. Based on current location and traffic conditions, BMW Connect calculates the planned arrival time, alerts users ahead of time and guides them on foot from the parked car to their final destination. If a delay is unavoidable due to unforeseeable traffic obstacles or if no parking space is available in the immediate vicinity of the final destination, users can send a text message via BMW connected to inform the waiting party of the estimated time of arrival, without having to physically use their phone. In addition, BMW Connected learns to recognize frequent destinations and automatically adds them to the mobility agenda.
The BMW Connected App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

TELEPHONY WITH WIRELESS CHARGING.

Telephony with wireless charging includes a wireless charging dock* and additional USB ports. A roof aerial connection improves mobile reception. Two mobile telephones and an audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. Also included are: Bluetooth Office and the technical capacity for a WiFi hotspot.
 

*Universal, wireless smartphone charging dock only functions with compatible smartphones. Wireless charging solutions for non-compatible smartphones are available online or at your BMW partner.

WIFI HOTSPOT.

The equipment includes a built-in WiFi hotspot using the LTE standard, which allows for a paid internet connection. Passengers can then go online with all suitable devices, for example to work on emails and stream music or videos. The hotspot ensures that there are no obstacles to enjoying a fascinating internet experience with the maximum LTE standard while on the move.
 

This function is compatible with various devices, such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones from various manufacturers. Up to ten devices can be connected to the WiFi hotspot at the same time.
 

The vehicle is connected via the built-in SIM card with a fee-based hotspot plan from a service provider. If no LTE network is available, the system automatically switches to other available standards.

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REAL TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION.

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details about the location and duration of delays are transmitted in order to keep the driver informed, practically in real time, about the current traffic situation on motorways, country roads and on many routes within the city. Intelligent alternative route suggestions help the driver reach the destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. Furthermore, Hazard preview warns the driver about events such as serious accidents and heavy rain. These hazards are then displayed on the map in the vehicle display. If the driver approaches a hazard, a specific warning appears.
 

The data are drawn from such sources as anonymous movement profiles from the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports, and also takes into account established traffic patterns such as peak commute times.
 

The traffic information is clearly presented, with the roads depicted in green, yellow, orange and red. Furthermore, the equipment option Real time Traffic Information also includes On-Street Parking Information for a more specific and efficient search for parking space.

REMOTE SERVICES.

With the Remote Services of the BMW Connected App (available in the Apple App Store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely.
Just as the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal, the app also offers the opportunity to access vehicle information such as range or the status of the windows and doors. That way the driver is always fully informed about the status of the vehicle, even from a distance, and also has all information conveniently gathered together at one glance.
This information package is rounded out with the display of the vehicle’s current location. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal at www.bmw-connecteddrive.com.

Remote Services.

CONCIERGE SERVICE.

For anyone who has ever wanted to know what it is like to have their own personal butler, here is the chance: with the Concierge Service from BMW ConnectedDrive. At the push of a button the driver is connected with a BMW Call Centre agent who acts as their "personal assistant" on the road. Whether a particular restaurant, the nearest cash dispenser or an emergency pharmacy – the BMW Call Centre agent is there to help and can even send information directly to the navigation system. The Concierge Service operates independently of the driver's mobile phone and is available in their home country and abroad, around-the-clock, seven days a week and at no extra cost.

Concierge Service.