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      02-15-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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My BMW Remote Mobile App Now Available

New mobile app lets customers access remote services for their vehicles.

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– February 15, 2012… BMW announced that the My BMW Remote app is available for Apple iOS devices beginning today. This app allows many BMW customers to access remote features for their vehicle by using their mobile device and the power of BMW Assist. These features include remotely locking and unlocking of doors, getting the location of their parked vehicle, and sending Google Local Search results to their vehicle. Additionally, some customers will even be able to send a command to sound the horn or flash the headlights of their BMW.

Customers who have an active BMW Assist Safety Plan, a compatible vehicle, and an Apple device running iOS 4.0 or later will be able to download the app to their device starting today via the Apple iTunes store. No changes are required to their BMW. My BMW Remote operates on the customer’s mobile device, sending remote commands to their BMW.

My BMW Remote includes the following functions in detail:


VEHICLE POSITION – If the vehicle’s ignition is off, and it is located within 0.6 miles (1km) of the mobile device, the current vehicle location can be displayed on a map in the mobile device:


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GOOGLE LOCAL SEARCH - Search for local businesses, restaurants, and more on the mobile device and send the details to the vehicle:


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REMOTE LOCKING & UNLOCKING – Customers can remotely lock or unlock their vehicles, providing peace of mind if they are unsure whether they locked the vehicle in the parking lot or if they have accidently locked keys in the vehicle :


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REMOTE HORN - send a remote command to sound the horn of your BMW to help locate the vehicle:


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REMOTE HEADLIGHTS – remote control of configurable exterior light functions to help locate the vehicle:


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The remote features available to the customer will depend on which BMW model they have.

The following vehicles will have Remote Door Lock & Unlock, Google Local Search, and Vehicle Position available:
- 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, or 6 Series produced March 2008 or later
- X5 SAV or X6 SAC produced April 2008 or later
- Z4 Roadster from Model Year 2009 or later

The following vehicles will have Remote Horn and Remote Flash Headlights available, in addition to Remote Door Lock & Unlock, Google Local Search, and Vehicle Position:

- X3 SAV from Model Year 2011 or later
- 3 Series Sedan from Model Year 2012 or later
- 5 Series Gran Turismo from Model Year 2010 or later
- 5 Series Sedan from Model Year 2011 or later
- 6 Series from Model Year 2012 or later
- 7 Series from Model Year 2009 or later

Here is the application chart for the different BMW models:

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My BMW Remote is just one of the many ConnectedDrive services available to BMW customers. BMW ConnectedDrive combines various elements from online applications, driver assistance systems, call center services and solutions for the integration of mobile devices. As a result, BMW customers are provided with an exceptional form of mobility, with more safety, more convenience, and more infotainment.


Here's a short clip we recorded of the app (in beta form) in action from the 2010 Paris Auto Show


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      02-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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      02-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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It just tells me that my username or password is incorrect...Anyone else have this problem?
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      02-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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It just tells me that my username or password is incorrect...Anyone else have this problem?
Just call the Assist number and they will help you out.
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      02-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Be good to see if anyone gets this working on an 08 with retrofitted Cic and combox.
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Holy Sh** It Works... Damn Im Dancing...

I ONLY GOT THE LOCK AND UNLOCK

no horn or lights... but hey at least it works... LOL
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Cool! Just wish we had all the features...but this still great news.
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Cool! Just wish we had all the features...but this still great news.
The germans probably thought the americans are not responsible... LOL with the horn and lights oh god so many things we can do....

but yea i wish we had the other features
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Cool! Just wish we had all the features...but this still great news.
What features? You going to have horn & headlight party
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3/08 production & later + active bmw assist account = works
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I could already send a google map search to my car. Now I can add remote unlock or lock... I don't know what good this does me. Why would I use this? Am I missing something?
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How do you know if you have an active BMW assist account?
Press the little SOS button on the roof of you car and speak to a rep.

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I could already send a google map search to my car. Now I can add remote unlock or lock... I don't know what good this does me. Why would I use this? Am I missing something?
Say your sitting in the movie theater and you can't remember if you locked your car or not. Shazam. Perhaps your miles away with your keys and your car is parked somewhere and you want to give someone temporary access to car.
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Exactly. Now we can get updates without doing something complicated.
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how do i log in..? i tried my BMWUSA and BMWFS logins... no good...
You need your BMW Assist email and password. If that doesn't work you will need to call Assist and have them reset your password.
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