BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW 6 Series Convertible.
Communication, information and entertainment – BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps give you a whole new experience of mobility. You can simply install apps such as "BMW Connected" on your smartphone and connect the device with the iDrive in your BMW 6 Series Convertible by means of a snap-in adapter. This enables you to access Facebook and Twitter messages or calendar entries on your car display, for example, or obtain information on your current location via "Wiki Local" directly in the cockpit.
The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for the 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, localised information such as weather, news, an online search powered by GoogleTM and also office functions. In the Applications menu, it is also possible to assemble an individualised array of services such as webcams, fuel price information, parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides. Convenient, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps is also included. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services and apps can be ordered and extended any time and anywhere 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.
The equipment feature Apps is a platform that enables the convenient use of selected smartphone apps in BMW vehicles. In order to make a variety of apps available for their customers, BMW not only develops its own apps, such as BMW Connected and M Laptimer, but also works closely with partners like Napster, GoPro, Deezer, Spotify and Audible so that those apps can also be used safely inside the car. Simply attach a compatible smartphone to the vehicle with the snap-in adapter if one is available, or a USB cable. All of the app's functions can then be conveniently operated via the iDrive Controller. The selection of apps available for use in the car is constantly expanding thanks to close partnerships between BMW and a variety of different suppliers. For further information see www.bmw.com/apps.
BMW Car Hotspot LTE
The BMW Car Hotspot LTE via WLAN provides the opportunity to enjoy a fascinating high-speed internet experience even while on the move. A range of different end devices can be used for this, from iPod™ and iPad™ through to laptops and mobile phones of various different manufacturers.
For anyone who has ever wanted to know what it is like to have their own personal butler, here is the chance: with Concierge Services 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. From a particular restaurant to 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. Concierge Services operate independently of the driver's mobile phone and are available in their home country and abroad, around-the-clock, seven days a week and at no extra cost.
Services and apps to suit every need can be purchased individually from the BMW ConnectedDrive Store at any time and place. These services can be flexibly selected and ordered even after the purchase of the BMW. This allows customers to choose from all the available BMW ConnectedDrive services and apps directly from the car at all times based on their individual needs. The services and apps that can be ordered in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store have been specially developed to suit the needs and demands of BMW drivers. The duration of individual services can also be selected. This allows customers to order services for a specified period of time, for example during their holiday. The BMW ConnectedDrive Store can be accessed on the go from inside the BMW, or via the My BMW ConnectedDrive online customer portal. The newly ordered services and apps are then accessible in the car shortly after being chosen and purchased. The BMW ConnectedDrive Store provides updated information on the selection of available services and apps at all times.
The perfect song for every situation, every road and every mood. Online Entertainment offers direct and unlimited access to more than 22 million music titles inside the BMW – all without a smartphone or other device. There are plenty of tracks here to suit every taste. As soon as an artist's song or album is played in the car, it is automatically downloaded to the car's hard disc. For guaranteed listening enjoyment without any interruptions. With the Online Entertainment offer, a flat-rate account lasting one year can be opened with any BMW music partner, for example with Napster, which can be used in six different European countries at no additional cost: Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
With Remote Services and the free My BMW Remote App (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely. It is also possible to directly transmit selected destinations found using the GoogleTM search engine. In addition, the car's location can be shown within a radius of 1.5 km. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the "My BMW ConnectedDrive" customer portal at www.bmw-connecteddrive.com.
Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details about the time and duration of hold-ups are relayed to provide almost instantaneous traffic information about motorways, country roads and main roads, as well as numerous urban routes. Intelligent alternative route suggestions help the driver reach their destination as efficiently as possible. The data is 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 displayed in green, yellow, orange and red.
The intelligent emergency call guarantees fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock as well as support from trained staff – in the driver's native language, even abroad. If an accident takes place involving the activation of an airbag or the belt tensioners, an intelligent emergency call is automatically issued. Relevant details such as the exact position of the car, the severity of the accident and the possible risk of injury to occupants are transmitted to the BMW Call Centre via the car’s built-in SIM card, i.e. independent of a private mobile phone. The BMW Call Centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance over the phone until the rescue services arrive. The emergency call can also be triggered manually in case other road users require help, for example.