BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Coding / ConnectedDrive / Audio-Video / Electronics / Bluetooth / I-Drive & Nav
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-21-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

Internet on iDrive (kind of)...

Well tonight I've set up the BMW Connected Drive. See the pictures below. Interestingly, this works off the cars internal SIM card, rather than my mobile phone, and consequently isn't costing me anything extra. The car comes with a 3year subscription to this!

Also, the moment the car moves, a notice appears to say that for safety reasons, using this service can only occur when the car is stationary. Stopped at traffic lights, the screen reappears.

I still need to set up the RSS feeds from the Connected Drive website, but I have been impressed with this so far.
Attached Images
   
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
Voltigeur
MacroRisk
Australia
35

 
Voltigeur's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 E92 ED'09 / 335d Sport DD
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX


Posts: 2,519
iTrader: (0)

-

Great: another distraction to increase the chances that one drives up someone's bum (mobile phones, lipstick application & grog being some others)
__________________

Just thinking of something not so witty
///M3 E92 '09 Jerez Black | 6MT | Ext Fox Red | Tech | Prem | 19s |Heated Seats | iPod |Smartphone | Euro Deliv June 09
Sold: 540iT / 530i / 323i
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
apw2607
Major
42

 
Drives: 2009 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posts: 1,428
iTrader: (0)

Ya thats nice. Its the exisiting system essentially allowing idrive to read RSS feeds. Unfortunately, connected drive even in its current form is a no-go in the USA !!
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
Davinhci
Colonel
United_States
25

 
Davinhci's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 M3 E92 & 08 E70 X5 4.8
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Austin, TX


Posts: 2,474
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
it's cool and all but I prolly won't use it much. not a must have for me
__________________

08 E92 AW M3 | HRE P40 19" | APE Air Filter | BMW Performance Grills | White Side Gills | CF Mirror Covers | BMW Performance Pedals | F1 Pinnacle Tint | V1 Hardwire | Dinan Performance Software | Gintani Exhaust | H&R Sports Springs | RPI Scoops | BMW CF Spoiler | Challenge Diffuser | Lux H8 V3 | LCI Tail Lights |
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 12:17 AM   #5
M3Kevin
Private First Class
United_States
3

 
M3Kevin's Avatar
 
Drives: Alpine White 2008 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Phoenix AZ


Posts: 128
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2004 Corvette Z06  [0.00]
2004 GT3  [0.00]
2008 M3  [0.00]
How do you access this? Or is this a hoax?
__________________
A happy tire is a squeeling tire.

Happiness isn't around the corner - it IS the corner!
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 12:44 AM   #6
GregMM
Private
3

 
Drives: 2005 E46 M3
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada


Posts: 54
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3Kevin View Post
How do you access this? Or is this a hoax?
No hoax but not available in NA
greg
__________________
Current Ride: 2008 M3 Cpe. SG/FR
Previous: 2006 997; 2006 E60 M5, 2003 E46 M3
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 03:07 AM   #7
booforty
Major General
United Kingdom
128

 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK


Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Wow mate, that looks awesome! Please can you give me a clue as to how you set this up? Which menu/options do you select? Thanks mate!
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 03:30 AM   #8
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

Hoax? No, just another reason to allow BMW to charge double for the M3 in Europe...

Booforty, I'll confirm the iDrive menu options I selected tonight for you, but basically you have to select "initialise the system" first, then when you connect the first time, it asks for your User Id and Password - these were texted to my mobile phone yesterday from BMW, after I filled in the web form at the dealers on Saturday.

Assuming you have your User Id and Password already, you should be able to set this up.

Presumably this feature will be coming to NA sometime soon,... perhaps on the 2009 model?

You can see in one of the photos mention of setting up 'My News', which should allow me to select my own sources. It tells me to set this up via the BMW connected drive website... that's today's challenge.
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 03:50 AM   #9
booforty
Major General
United Kingdom
128

 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK


Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Cool, thanks bud
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 04:50 AM   #10
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

Looks like I found where to set up my own RSS feeds

I'm going to set up BBC News and Sport. If I get the chance I'll take some more pics tonight of the results...
Attached Images
 
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 05:22 AM   #11
booforty
Major General
United Kingdom
128

 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK


Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
I'm going to phone them as I don't have "my services in the vehicle" when I go into Profile and Settings... :-(
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 05:28 AM   #12
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

Funny that. I couldn't see it either this morning. I phoned them up and the guy said he'd call me back when he'd looked into it. He hasn't called back yet, but I went back into the website, and suddenly it was there! I was beginning to think I hadn't looked properly earlier, but as you can't see that option, it must be something BMW allow on a per-user basis.

Give them a ring, I'm sure it won't take them long to add it to your login.
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 05:42 AM   #13
booforty
Major General
United Kingdom
128

 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK


Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Apparently I have an older version than yours so don't get the internet function and RSS feeds :-( How crap is that!
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 05:46 AM   #14
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

"How crap is that!"

Very

Surely there's something they can do?
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 06:21 AM   #15
booforty
Major General
United Kingdom
128

 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK


Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
I will try again and speak to someone else another time.

Mine is a 57 plate and apparently the service has changed between 57 plate and 08 plate...
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 06:32 AM   #16
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

I wonder if this is more a case of they 'wont' do it, not that they 'cant' do it.

I'm sure if you keep on at them it should be possible. Your car's not that much older than mine.
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 06:53 AM   #17
gadget
Major
United_States
31

 
gadget's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 e92///M SSII DCT
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: US


Posts: 1,162
iTrader: (0)

Althoug a neat little feautre, I preffer my car at half price.

Anyways, Thats the beauty of the iphone, it does a lot more and you can surf the web while you drive j/k
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #18
Kiernan
Private
0

 
Drives: X3 20d M Sport / M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Yorkshire, England


Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for posting this dar2008 - I've had my car 2 weeks now and didn't know how to get this working. I've just registered on the BMW website, so hopefully I'll be up and running shortly.

How long did it take to get you set up? The website says I'll receive a text within a few days, but I spoke to someone at their call centre, and he suggested it would take up to 2 weeks!
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 08:36 AM   #19
dar2008
Major
United Kingdom
19

 
Drives: e93 M3 Convertible!
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bromley, UK


Posts: 1,019
iTrader: (0)

Hi Kiernan,

I registered on Saturday and received the text yesterday,... so it took just two days! I'd suggest if you haven't heard anything by Thursday, giving them another call.
__________________
It's arrived, e93 M3 Convertible: M-DCT, JzB / extended BB, and most of the options.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 03:33 PM   #20
booforty
Major General
United Kingdom
128

 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK


Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
When are we having the first new M3 meet then chaps? Would be great to get a few pics of us lined up...
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 04:06 PM   #21
consolidated
Lieutenant Colonel
29

 
consolidated's Avatar
 
Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas


Posts: 1,710
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
If this were in the US, sooner or later someone would plow into an streetlight and then go on to sue BMW for including it.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2008, 05:18 PM   #22
apw2607
Major
42

 
Drives: 2009 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


Posts: 1,428
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by consolidated View Post
If this were in the US, sooner or later someone would plow into an streetlight and then go on to sue BMW for including it.
Actually, this particular feature is only accessible when the vehicle is stationary, unlike other iDrive features.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST