Munich. BMW has been joining motorist and vehicle
for years now with ConnectedDrive. With a launch of BMW Connected in
Aug in comparison European markets, BMW is bringing out an
all-encompassing digital judgment that provides a seamless services
knowledge covering all aspects of personal mobility. Using a flexible
height called a Open Mobility Cloud as a basis, BMW Connected
seamlessly integrates a car into a user’s digital life via
mixed touchpoints, such as an iPhone or Apple Watch. The first
chronicle of BMW Connected focuses initial and inaugural on journey
government for a vehicle, featuring digital products and services
designed to facilitate a day-to-day formulation of pushing routes and
appointments: BMW Connected gets a user to their finish on time
“Over a entrance years, digitalisation is set to have a substantial
impact on how we use a cars: digital services will emerge that
bond us entirely with a personal world, no matter either we’re out
on a highway or during home. The car will be remade into a smart
device – cleverly connected, seamlessly integrated and perfectly
tuned to a particular needs of any and each user. This is
precisely what a initial chronicle of BMW Connected aspires to achieve,”
explains Dieter May, Senior Vice President Digital Services and
Business Models during a BMW Group.
The functions of BMW Connected.
With BMW Connected, mobility extends over a vehicle. BMW
Connected is a digital messenger offering in a form of an app and
combines a several functions that support with bland mobility
requirements. Once a user has set adult a ConnectedDrive comment and
finished a brief online registration process, they can emanate their
BMW Connected patron form fast and easily. From this moment,
BMW Connected – that is primarily being done accessible for Apple
iPhone users – scans for any mobility-related information, such as the
addresses and attainment times contained in calendar entries, and
notifies a motorist of a ideal depart time for nearing during their
finish punctually on a basement of real-time trade information.
BMW Connected is also accessible for transferring places and points of
seductiveness from other apps, storing them as a finish together with
a preferred attainment time, and afterwards facilely importing them to BMW
in-car navigation systems with only a few clicks. In a box of
hybrid and BMW i models, applicable information such as a remaining operation or
battery assign can be retrieved remotely and factored into tour planning.
Putting an finish to nearing late.
punctual arrival, a BMW Connected functions embody “time to leave”
notifications, that are sent to a user’s smartphone or Apple Watch
to let them know when they have to set off in sequence to arrive on time.
To do this, a approaching pushing time is frequently compared with the
prevalent trade situation. Any poignant changes in a situation
are highlighted in colour in a app to make certain a motorist still
arrives during their finish on schedule.
The “Personal Learned Destinations” duty recognises places the
user drives to frequently and automatically stores them as favourite
destinations, that can be accessed with a singular click whenever
required. This is supplemented by BMW Connected’s ability to also
recognize personal mobility patterns, such as a daily expostulate home
from work. If aberrant trade conditions would means a user to
arrive home late, for instance, BMW Connected takes movement by alerting
a user and suggesting a progressing depart time it has calculated
for nearing home during a common time. These functions together provide
an easy and accessible approach of formulation a report for a day.
Destination entrance in a navigation complement with only one
The time-consuming primer submit of destination
addresses in a navigation complement is set to turn a thing of the
past. Assuming that a finish residence and preferred attainment time
have been set outward a car regulating BMW Connected, a link
between iPhone and car means this information is alien when a user
climbs aboard. It is afterwards soon eliminated to a BMW navigation
system, permitting track superintendence to be started directly. Once the
tour has begun, a pre-worded SMS summary containing a current
attainment time can be sent true from a car to selected
contacts, such as a people attending a meeting. A few clicks on the
iDrive Controller is all it takes.
However, where users park their car is mostly not a journey’s end
point. Cue “Last Mile Navigation”, that shows them a best approach to
get to their final finish on their mobile device. Besides all
this, a informed BMW Remote Services have further been incorporated
into BMW Connected, permitting a accumulation of functions – such as the
interior meridian control, car locking and unlocking, and operating
a horn and headlight flasher – to be tranquil remotely from a
smartphone. The vehicle’s stream plcae completes a information
accessible to a user.
The basement for BMW Connected.
At a base of a BMW Connected judgment is a stretchable service
design – a Open Mobility Cloud. This height builds on
Microsoft Azure and processes information and information from all sorts of
opposite sources. With appurtenance training and information analysis
capabilities also in a arsenal, it provides a basement for
personalisation and context course of a BMW Connected services.
What a destiny binds for BMW Connected.
Connected and a functions it comprises are theme to ongoing
growth and are constantly being blending to patron requirements.
At a same time, a functions of existent BMW ConnectedDrive apps,
such as MyBMW Remote and BMW Connected Classic, are being gradually
transitioned to BMW Connected. The patron knowledge of each aspect
of mobility is also being invariably stretched and improved,
including intelligent home monitoring and control and formation into other
applicable digital ecosystems. Starting in September, users in a USA
will also be means to entrance BMW Connected around an Alexa ability for
Amazon Echo, enabling them to get car standing like remaining range
and govern remote commands like ‘door lock’, all by voice
interaction. The ability formation into Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled
inclination demonstrates BMW’s heading purpose in a area of digitalization.
BMW is one of a initial car companies to recover a costumer
product ancillary voice services and entrance to car information
The stretchable design of BMW Connected similarly facilitates
a doing of new functions and services. BMW will benefaction the
subsequent refurbish of BMW Connected in a autumn during a universe premiere of
a next-generation BMW 5 Series.
Launch in comparison European markets.
Connected has already been accessible on a US marketplace given 31 March
2016. In Aug it will be extended to Germany, Austria, UK, Italy,
France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech
Republic, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Republic of
Ireland and Luxemburg. Feedback and requests perceived from American
users have already been incorporated into a BMW Connected version
for recover in Europe. It therefore comes with functions that
business in a USA will also accept as an update. Customers, their
practice and desires are critical elements in bettering BMW Connected
to accommodate people’s needs even some-more effectively.
Once launched, BMW Connected will be accessible as a giveaway download
from a Apple App Store, and can be used in BMW vehicles with the
discretionary additional “ConnectedDrive Services” activated.
In a eventuality of enquiries greatfully contact:
BMW Corporate Communications
Nadja Horn, Spokesperson Digitalization / Connectivity Digital Services
BMW Group Innovation and Design Communications
Cypselus von Frankenberg
Head of BMW Group Innovation and Design Communication
The BMW Group
With a 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 30 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.
In 2015, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.247 million cars and
scarcely 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for the
financial year 2015 was approximately € 9.22 billion on revenues
amounting to € 92.18 billion. As of 31 Dec 2015, a BMW Group
had a workforce of 122,244 employees.
The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.