The compatibility of a vehicle’s interface with mobile terminals (USB, Snap-In adapter) and the offered applications (apps) depends on the individual devices and in particular may vary depending on the terminal’s software version. The compatibility between the vehicle, mobile device, and apps therefore depends greatly on the version of the terminal’s software.
Owing to further factors (e.g. network coverage or quality, interfaces to external platforms, operating status of the mobile device) sporadic restrictions to functionality cannot be ruled out completely in individual cases, although the devices are otherwise operating reliably. Some applications access the internet for third party services that can affect or restrict the function, e.g. when the third party provider modifies the interface for his services. For this reason, BMW cannot assume any warranty for the unrestricted compatibility and functionality of your mobile device when it is interacting with the vehicle’s interface, the apps, or third party services. The offer and range of functions differ depending on the country and installed equipment.
The BMW Connected App is available from the apps store of the end device’s provider (note the requirements and conditions applicable to the country), and updates are possible without extra charge. Enhancements may incur costs. A broadband data link is required. The costs for this (e.g. data roaming) are regulated by the customer agreement with the mobile phone service provider.
The headlights dim automatically when there is oncoming traffic, so it’s one less thing you have to think about.
Sometimes people come out of nowhere. So, warning signals blink on the appropriate side-view mirror and the steering wheel vibrates—all to let you know when a vehicle is in your blind spot.
All your driving information,right in front of you.
Essential driving information, such as current speed, lane changes and collision warnings, are projected through the windshield in your direct field of vision to keep your eyes where they belong—on the road.
If you’re in an accident, your location and crash information are transmitted to a response specialist, who then determines what kind of help you need. A second response specialist will dispatch emergency services to your location, if needed.
Part of the BMW Assist™ package.
Run out of gas? Roadside Assistance connects you with the BMW response center, so they can quickly dispatch help to wherever you are.
Need help at lightning speed? Just push the SOS button to transmit your location and vehicle information, and a response specialist will speak with you to help right away.
A radar sensor measures the distance between you and the vehicle ahead, tells you which lane it’s in, and then automatically reduces your speed to keep you safe. All of which makes for a smoother road trip.
Displays images and pictures of callers from your phone’s contact list, so you always know who’s on the other end.
Hear how text-to-speech technology works.
Reads texts, emails, calendar entries and apps out loud, so you can concentrate on the road.
Making a call has never been this easy. By using advanced speech recognition technologies, Hands-free Calling allows you to place and receive calls via your Bluetooth®-linked phone.
What could possibly be better than the choice of more than 2,000 stations to listen to? High quality sound on every single one of them.
Listen to more than 130 digital sound quality, talk and commercial-free music channels, nationwide. Satellite radio killed the video star.
When it comes to music, you like what you like. Using the Pandora® app, you can create new stations and tailor your listening experience by rating songs with a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. While listening, you can still receive Bluetooth®-connected calls without missing a beat.
A faster way to browse through your music.
Want a faster way to browse through your music? Flip through album covers displayed right on the iDrive and press play.
Whether you’re inside your BMW or out, this app allows you to control ConnectedDrive features from your iPhone. Listen to countless radio stations or view your iPhone® calendar, all through the iDrive. Save navigation destinations and your current location from your iDrive to your iPhone®. And it even uses Text-to-Speech, to read Facebook and Twitter feeds out loud.
The all-new My BMW Remote app allows you to control your BMW from your mobile device. Through ConnectedDrive, the app allows you to remotely lock and unlock your doors, and it can even locate the car on a map for those times when you can’t find it in a parking lot. You can search Google for local businesses, restaurants and some vehicles allow you to flash your headlights or beep your horn.
Create fully customized news and information radio stations with Stitcher. Organize content from thousands of sources, including NPR, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. Stitcher automatically updates the sources you choose, so you can be sure your news is always new.
The area immediately behind you is displayed on the iDrive screen, along with interactive lines showing steering angles to help while parking or backing up. Back-up beeps, be gone.
The search ends here. BMW Online finds local businesses and displays them with their contact information and the distance from your location. You can even contact them using the speech connection on your Bluetooth®-linked phone.
Send a Google Maps™ location directly to your BMW simply by emailing it. It’s as simple and high-tech as it sounds.
Information on location and length of traffic jams is integrated into the navigation system, all while re-routing you around the incidents. And helping you spend less time driving bumper to bumper.
A navigation system doesn't have to come in handy only when you're lost or traveling somewhere new. BMW's Advanced Real Time Traffic Information System sends up-to-date traffic reports directly to your car, allowing you to choose a new course and avoid delays.
Get access to the latest weather data and forecasts, at any location you choose in the U.S., rendering the weatherman almost unnecessary.
Locking your keys in your car—it happens. Call BMW Assist, toll free, and a specialist will unlock your doors after you give them your name and password. Who needs a locksmith?
Want convenient? Lock or unlock your doors just by touching the door handles and rev up the engine with just a push of the start/stop button.
Store up to 160 individual settings, like your seat positions, contacts and radio stations, in a personalized profile. Now even your drives are customized.
It monitors the vehicle’s fluids and parts, and then automatically transmits data to your BMW center. Then they set up a convenient appointment and order parts beforehand, all reducing your service time. And wait time.
If your BMW is stolen, it tells you where it is and the BMW Assist™ response center informs the police. So they can get on the hunt.
Quickly connect with the Customer Relations staff, all at the touch of the “Customer Relations” button.
Search for points of interest and transfer the location to your BMW Navigation system. You can even link the information to your Bluetooth®-linked phone. That‘s 24/7 service.
Don’t have your phone or your phone’s battery died? Press the Concierge button and a specialist will connect you to any number. And since these things happen more than once, you get four calls a year.