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BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW X5.

Always keep one step ahead of the rest – with the wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive options. With Services & Apps, you can be sure of across-the-board connectivity for your BMW X5 M. For in-car access to information, entertainment and services. Discover the motorsport functions of the BMW M Laptimer app. Get the low-down on traffic situations in advance with Real Time Traffic Information. Or use Online Entertainment to choose your favourite track from a selection of millions.
 

The control display screens show the new user interface design expected to be available in October 2016.

CONNECTED DRIVE SERVICES.

The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for using the personalised digital mobility assistant BMW Connected in the vehicle as well as the BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.
The offer includes access to current location-based information such as weather and news, as well as an online search powered by GoogleTM and practical office functions. Services and features such as parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides can be accessed directly in the car without a smartphone via the ConnectedDrive menu.
Convenient, unlimited access to selected smartphone apps is also integrated. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services and apps can be ordered and extended anytime 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.

  • Preparation for Apple CarPlay®

    Thanks to Preparation for Apple CarPlay®, drivers can conveniently use a compatible iPhone® conveniently and wirelessly while driving. This allows smartphone content and functions such as music, iMessages/text messages, telephony, Siri, navigation and selected third-party apps, to be displayed and operated in the regular manner, even via the vehicle's user interface. Preparation for Apple CarPlay® can be used via touch input, the iDrive Controller or voice control, depending on the vehicle's equipment. Apple CarPlay® lasts for three years and can subsequently be extended via the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.

BMW CONNECTED.

BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and aids drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. All relevant services are also remotely available at all times on iPhone und Apple Watch via the app.

Destinations that have been found in the web or via other application such as Yelp, Apple Maps, Google Maps can be easily and conveniently imported into BMW Connected and seamlessly transferred to the vehicles navigation system with just a single click. Meetings, including addresses and intended arrival times, saved in the iPhone calendar are automatically imported into the BMW Connected mobility agenda. Based on current location and traffic conditions, BMW Connect calculates the planned arrival time, alerts users ahead of time and guides them on foot from the parked car to their final destination. If a delay is unavoidable due to unforeseeable traffic obstacles or if no parking space is available in the immediate vicinity of the final destination, users can send a text message via BMW connected to inform the waiting party of the estimated time of arrival, without having to physically use their phone. In addition, BMW Connected learns to recognize frequent destinations and automatically adds them to the mobility agenda.

The BMW Connected App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

WIFI HOTSPOT.

The equipment includes a built-in WiFi hotspot using the LTE standard, which allows for a paid internet connection. Passengers can then go online with all suitable devices, for example to work on emails and stream music or videos. The hotspot ensures that there are no obstacles to enjoying a fascinating internet experience with the maximum LTE standard while on the move.


This function is compatible with various devices, such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones from various manufacturers. Up to ten devices can be connected to the WiFi hotspot at the same time.


The vehicle is connected via the built-in SIM card with a fee-based hotspot plan from a service provider. If no LTE network is available, the system automatically switches to other available standards.

CONCIERGE SERVICES.

Have you always wanted to know what if feels like to have your own personal butler? This is your opportunity: Enjoy a very special kind of service – BMW ConnectedDrive Concierge Services.
At the touch of a button, you are put through to our BMW Call Centre agents who are available to you as "personal assistants" while you are on the road.
Whether you are looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest cash dispenser or an emergency pharmacy − the BMW Call Centre agent is there to help and can send address details directly to your navigation system if you wish. The agent can even place a reservation at a restaurant or book a hotel room for you. Concierge Services operate independently of your mobile phone and are available to you at home and abroad round the clock, seven days a week at no extra cost.
ConnectedDrive Services is required in order to use this function.

ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT.

The perfect song for every situation, every road and every mood. Online Entertainment gives you direct and unlimited access to over 12 million music tracks − without even having to use another device such as your smartphone.
There are plenty of tracks here to suit every taste. Online Entertainment allows you to open a flat-rate account with one of the BMW music partners.
What is more, the music is not just in your BMW: you can use your account on your smartphone and on any other device supported by the relevant BMW music partner. And there is no extra charge − in a total of six European countries: Germany, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. ConnectedDrive Services is required in order to use this function.

REAL TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION.

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details about the location and duration of delays are transmitted in order to keep the driver informed, practically in real time, about the current traffic situation on motorways, country roads and on many routes within the city. Intelligent alternative route suggestions help the driver reach
the destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. Furthermore, Hazard preview warns the driver about events such as serious accidents and heavy rain. These hazards are then displayed on the map in the vehicle display. If the driver approaches a hazard, a specific warning appears.


The data are 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 depicted in green, yellow, orange and red. Furthermore, the equipment option Real time Traffic Information also includes On-Street Parking Information for a more specific and efficient search for parking space.

REMOTE SERVICES.

With the Remote Services of the BMW Connected App (available in the Apple App Store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely.

Just as the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal, the app also offers the opportunity to access vehicle information such as range or the status of the windows and doors. That way the driver is always fully informed about the status of the vehicle, even from a distance, and also has all information conveniently gathered together at one glance.

This information package is rounded out with the display of the vehicle’s current location. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal at www.bmw-connecteddrive.com.

INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.

The Intelligent Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock as well as support by trained staff − in your language even if you are abroad.
If a serious accident takes place involving 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. independently of a private mobile phone. The BMW call centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance the 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.