BMW introduces an updated ConnectedDrive system

BMW ConnectedDrive 06.6.2013
BMW ConnectedDrive 06.6.2013

Features a SIM card slot and a new app store

BMW has introduced an updated ConnectedDrive system that promises to "take automotive infotainment into a whole new dimension."

First and foremost, most new BMWs will come with a SIM card slot that will enable owners to select their own service provider. The company will also offer ConnectedDrive services in 14 additional markets which will bring the total number of markets up to 25.

As for the system itself, it will benefit from an improved interface, better speech recognition technology and several new features like Intelligent Emergency Call. The latter system will alert emergency services to the location of your vehicle and the severity of an accident.

There's will also be a new BMW ConnectedDrive Store that will offers apps like Deezer, Napster, Rhapsody, TuneIn Radio, Audible and Glympse. BMW will also offer a new Online Entertainment steaming music service that will allow users to access 12 million songs and over 250 professionally created channels.

Check out the press release for additional information

Source: BMW

BMW is further consolidating its standing as the world’s leading provider of online-based in-car services by introducing some major enhancements while also making its BMW ConnectedDrive services easily accessible. The new mobility products represent a further milestone in the on-going success story of BMW ConnectedDrive and take automotive infotainment into a whole new dimension.

  • The refocusing of BMW ConnectedDrive turns complete, intelligent connectivity between passengers, vehicle and the outside world into a reality.
  • Many BMW models are to be fitted with a built-in SIM card as standard from July 2013.
  • The freedom to pick and choose mobility services ensures maximum flexibility und heralds individual, tailor-made solutions that are of unique benefit to the customer.
  • The BMW ConnectedDrive Store can be accessed and used both from the vehicle and from a home PC.
  • The variable running periods available for particular services, ranging from just one month to one year or longer, provide added convenience.
  • New browser and BMW Apps-ready applications mean the infotainment options are virtually boundless.
  • Online Entertainment offers limitless music pleasure with access to 12 million songs and over 250 professionally created channels.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call system including precise vehicle location and detection of accident severity offers more extensive functionality than will be required by law from 2015.
  • New ConnectedDrive services specially tailored to the demands of e?mobility and future mobility form part of the standard specification on the BMW i models.
  • The BMW ConnectedDrive internet portal, the fully networked BMW i navigation system, the BMW i Remote app as well as the BMW ConnectedDrive Information Plus service are all designed to ensure a perfectly interlinked user experience.
  • The BMW i ConnectedDrive services are there to assist the driver when at home and can accompany them all the way to their final destination while using further forms of transport. As such, BMW i is setting a marker for the future of mobility.

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holmstar holmstar
No pandora or spotify?
Jun 7th, 2013 9:04pm
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