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Connectivity Technologies.

From day to day our world is becoming more interconnected. Wherever your path may lead, with BMW ConnectedDrive you remain in contact. Take advantage of tomorrow’s technologies today and open up an exceptional form of mobility. Discover intelligent and intuitive innovations that connect you and your BMW to the outside world even more closely.

INTEGRATED SIM CARD.

With the permanently installed SIM card in your BMW, you can use innovative BMW ConnectedDrive functions such as BMW Teleservices, Concierge Services, Remote Services and Real Time Traffic Information in many countries around the world with ease. Without needing your own mobile phone. At the same time, the Integrated SIM card is a prerequisite for using these services. If you order either the ConnectedDrive Services or Intelligent Emergency Call options, the SIM card is installed directly in your vehicle. This makes it accident-proof and assures you of a direct link to the outside world even in difficult situations.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • In all vehicles ordered with the SA6AE (BMW Teleservices)
    • The SA6AE (BMW Teleservices) option can only be booked in conjunction with SA6AK (ConnectedDrive Services) and SA6AC (Intelligent Emergency Call)

NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL.

The Navigation system Professional impresses with its design and superlative range of services. The high-resolution colour display provides a unique look. Sharp contrasts and a crystal clear presentation provide the basis to ensure excellent legibility. The system excels with its quick start function, lightning-fast route calculation, individual tips on reducing consumption and the 3-D map navigation for easy guidance in the city.


In its latest generation the Navigation system Professional in connection with BMW ConnectedDrive regularly carries out automatic updates of the navigation maps. As soon as updated material is available for the selected region, the update is transferred by mobile telephony thanks to the permanently installed SIM card – and this takes place up to four times a year. The update incurs neither licence fees nor transmission costs. Without the need to register or log in to a portal, the navigation system is always equipped with up-to-date maps. Even during the update process, the navigation function remains available without any restrictions.

Navigation system Professional.

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  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • Navigation system Professional is available for majority of the vehicles
    • Screen size vary from 8.8” to 10.2”

NAVIGATION MAP UPDATE.

BMW Navigation systems make everyday life easier: it provides us with the optimal route from A to B. But a navigation system is only as good as the currency of its maps. Problem-free navigation to the destination and the insertion of traffic jam warnings can be ensured only if the map material is up to date. But how do we update our navigation system if the routes change or new roads are added? BMW is the first automobile manufacturer to offer three possible update processes - USB Full Map update via dealer or ConnectedDrive Store and automatic "Over-The-Air*“ update.

 

*Not available in Singapore.

iDRIVE TOUCH CONTROLLER.

Using the iDrive Touch Controller, you operate the iDrive system in your BMW comfortably with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated within the controller you can, for example, enter destinations for the navigation system conveniently in your own handwriting. You can also call up and adjust a large number of functions as well as scroll through lists. Operation is effortless and intuitive using the sense of touch – this significantly reduces the burden on you the driver because it only makes minimum demands on your concentration which is otherwise directed towards events on the road. The Control Display allows you to follow all the functions managed via the controller.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • Available in many BMW models as from 07/13. Until July 2013, the iDrive Controller will continue to be installed; it enables you to operate entertainment, information, communication and navigation functions intuitively

BMW GESTURE AND TOUCH CONTROL.

With BMW Gesture Control, selected functions can be operated by means of defined hand movements. Simple gestures such as 'swiping' or 'pointing' are identified in the recognition area above the centre console and trigger a function such as accepting or rejecting an incoming telephone call. Volume can be adjusted by circular motions of the index finger.

The latest-generation Navigation system Professional offers the possibility of intuitive operation via Touch Display. Both Gesture Control and Touch Display complement the existing operating systems, such as the iDrive Touch Controller.

 

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • Тhe BMW Gesture and Touch Control is currently only available for the BMW 7 Series

BMW DISPLAY KEY.

The BMW display key shows various information about the vehicle's status and allows selected functions to be controlled via the integrated touch display. The time can be displayed, along with remaining fuel and current range, service notifications, as well as the current status of the central locking system, the windows and the glass roof. In addition, the following equipment can be operated via the BMW display key: Remote Control Parking. The BMW display key can be charged wirelessly, or with the included USB cable.

VOICE ASSISTANT.

The Voice Assistant offers the highest possible level of speech support. It understands natural speech, as opposed to only recognising limited commands. The Voice Assistant not only includes a large scope of individual and situational variations; it also understands linguistic varieties, dialects and jargon. This enables a substantially greater range of possibilities when dictating text messages or emails. The huge increase in the range of available functions is the result of the server- based off-board language recognition system that forms the basis of the Voice Assistant. This cloud function enables searches to be conducted quickly and simply on the internet using everyday language, aiding the navigation system. It is possible to search for specific restaurants in the local area simply by asking naturally, for example. In addition, the move to the cloud allows for more frequent update cycles, guaranteeing that all future innovations are available as soon as possible, whether regarding new software or improvements to computer linguistics.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • The Voice Assistant is currently only available for the BMW 7 Series Sedan
Wireless charging

TELEPHONY WITH WIRELESS CHARGING.

Telephony with wireless charging incorporates a wireless charging dock and an integrated warning system in case the phone is forgotten. Quicker charging on mobile devices are now possible with two USB ports rated at 2.1A each. A second microphone with an additional volume control ensures optimum comprehensibility when using the hands-free function, even from the front passenger seat. Two mobile phones and a mobile audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. The telephony package includes access to the calendar, SMS and email functions for compatible smartphones. Additionally, a wireless NFC interface enables mobile phones to be connected to the vehicle quickly and easily.

For smartphones without inductive charging capabilities, BMW offer a wide range of genuine accessories including wireless charging cases.