Operating instructions and explanatory videos on using the BMW ConnectedDrive services.
What’s available and how does it work? We introduce you to the most important services & apps and systems and show you in few steps all that you need to know in order to use the services.
BMW CONNECTED DRIVE DIGITAL SERVICES
BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and aids drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. Mobility-relevant information such as recommendations for optimal departure times are available remotely via iPhone or soon via the Apple Watch and can be seamlessly transferred into the car.
Whether you are looking for Online Entertainment, the practical Concierge Services or all BMW Apps ready applications – you will now find the full range of our Digital Services online in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store in the customer portal “My BMW ConnectedDrive”.
Planning your journey with Google Maps? Then simply send your destination directly from Google Maps to your BMW, where it can be entered into the navigation system for route guidance. In this way, you can fully concentrate on driving while you’re on the road.
If an accident sets off the airbags or belt tensioners, the Intelligent Emergency Call is activated automatically according to locally available mobile services. The emergency call can also be triggered via the SOS button in the vehicle if, for example, you need to assist other road users.
Steering and lane control assistant incl. Traffic jam assistant
The Steering and lane control assistant including Traffic jam assistant can be activated to support the driver in monotonous traffic situations. At speeds of up to 210 km/h on all road surfaces, the system conveniently supports steering and keeps the vehicle in the centre of its lane. Steering support is possible with or without Active cruise control.
Active cruise control with Stop&Go function and Approach control warning with braking function reacts to stationary vehicles, independently maintains a preselected distance from the vehicle ahead and automatically controls speed down to standstill, automatically accelerating again as soon as traffic flow allows it.
The scope of functions may vary according to the BMW model.
When not using automatic driving mode, the driver is supported by the Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, which actively intervenes in steering to avoid leaving the lane unintentionally, or colliding with objects to the side of the vehicle. If Approach control warning is activated and a vehicle in front brakes, the BMW reacts immediately with warnings of increasing intensity, light braking and finally full braking.
At speeds of over 70 km/h, Lane Departure Warning recognises lane markings and draws the driver's attention to an unintentional lane change by means of vibrations in the steering wheel. If vehicles enter the driver's blind spot, Lane Change Warning issues a warning with a vibration in the steering wheel and a blinking warning symbol on the exterior mirror.
The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on driving. Information such as the current speed, navigation directions, Speed Limit Info including no-overtaking indicator, along with telephone and entertainment lists are displayed.
The contents displayed depend on the respective equipment.
Travelling at night becomes much more relaxed. This is because when the High-Beam Assist detects any vehicles ahead and oncoming traffic, it automatically dips the headlights and allows you to benefit from an especially effective continuous full beam.
The Parking assistant including linear guidance parks the vehicle completely automatically, parallel or perpendicular to the street. The system works by measuring potential spaces while driving past them at a low speed. If the driver parks manually without the help of the Parking assistant, Active Park Distance Control (PDC) offers additional protection against damage with the Lateral parking aid.
The contents displayed depend on the respective equipment.
In combination with a BMW Navigation system Professional, the online parking service ParkNow makes it easier for the driver to find a free parking space. The service shows open parking spaces in car parks, multistorey car parks and on the street. A spot in a car park can be reserved from within the vehicle and paid for via the ParkNow account.
Remote Control Parking
The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently hop out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The driver activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle via the BMW display key.
Surround View includes the camera-based functions Rear view camera, Top View, Panorama View and 3D View. The cameras in the exterior mirrors as well as at the front and rear of the vehicle allow for a 360° all-around view. The Panorama View makes approaching intersections and exiting driveways safer. It shows the traffic to the right and left of the car on the Control Display.
Rear view camera
The Rear view camera enables improved orientation when reversing at speeds below 15 km/h, for example when parking. It shows the area behind the car on the Control Display. Interactive track lines for measuring distance and turning circles assist the driver when manoeuvring, obstacles are marked in colour.
Travelling at night becomes much more relaxed. This is because when BMW Selective Beam detects any vehicles ahead and oncoming traffic, the high-beam assistant automatically dips the headlights and allows you to benefit from an especially effective continuous full beam.
The Navigation system Professional offers drivers a design implemented completely in 3D combined with an innovative interface concept and numerous functions for navigation, office and multimedia. In its latest generation the Navigation System Professional in connection with BMW ConnectedDrive even carries out automatic updates of the navigation maps.
Navigation system Professional incl. Touch Display
The latest generation of the Navigation system Professional incl. 10.25" LCD colour display and radio BMW Professional with DVD drive comes with more than 20 GB of memory e.g. for audio files. It is operated intuitively via the iDrive Touch Controller and seven functional bookmarks or alternatively via the Touch Display.
With BMW Gesture Control, certain functions can be operated by means of defined hand movements. For certain operations the system will for example recognise gestures such as 'swiping' or 'pointing' for accepting or rejecting an incoming call, or circular motions of the index finger to adjust volume.
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