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      07-18-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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BMW Connected+ Adds New Features

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Munich/Chicago. At the start of 2017, BMW used its recently launched 5 Series and BMW Connected Onboard Ė which made its debut in the new model Ė to showcase the potential unlocked by digital services in the area of personalisation. It represented a major step towards the goal of an overall digital customer profile, providing a personalised mobility experience that not only works in a customerís own BMW, but also in other models from the brand. This is an important connectivity goal for the BMW Group. Building on this, the company is introducing a new era of highly personalised services at the Innovation Days 2017 event in the form of BMW Connected+.

BMW Connected+ provides a digital bridge between smartphones and vehicles. It delivers the next level of in-car personalisation and smartphone content integration on the Control Display. This makes display and operation in the vehicle simpler than ever. At the same time, new services are being introduced that aid individual mobility planning and help users find their way in an ever-more complex world. For the BMW Group, personalisation is the key to really staying in tune with the needs of customers and assisting smartphone usage, both inside and outside the vehicle.

The new services from BMW Connected+.
BMW Connected and ConnectedDrive service integration has been developed with the BMW driverís needs in mind. People want to be productive during their journey, especially business customers. To this end, BMW Connectedís digital services and productivity features help drivers to be as efficient as possible with their daily routines Ė inside and outside the car Ė so they can spend more time enjoying life.

Send my Routes to Car: Route planning using a smartphone is now easier than ever. After the destination is entered, BMW Connected+ checks whether the car has enough fuel for the journey. If not, BMW Connected+ suggests a suitable fuel stop along the way, which the user can simply add to their route. The route can then be transferred directly to the vehicle. Once in the vehicle, the scheduled stops are displayed and the route can be initiated with a single click.

Share Live Trip Status: With this new feature, the question ďWhatís your ETAĒ is now a thing of the past. Current location and time of arrival can be shared by the driver with business partners, friends or family. The driver can send a link via SMS to the people selected via Share Live Trip Status at the start of the journey or if there are delays en route. Using this link will display the userís current position on a map, along with the arrival time based on real-time traffic data. The big advantage here is that everyone is kept up to date automatically, allowing the driver to stay focused on arriving safely. There is even an option for those waiting to receive further SMS updates if there are any changes to the arrival time.

Navigate Door-to-Door: Finding a parking place at the end of a journey does not always mean arriving at the final destination. Navigate Door-to-Door is a feature designed to guide users on the final leg of their journey (Last Mile) and back to their car when they are ready (First Mile). Once the car is parked, the driver will receive a message on the carís display confirming that their smartphone is now ready to provide directions to continue on foot. At the same time, BMW Connected+ sends a push notification to the userís smartphone to initiate navigation on foot.

If the driver has appointments later in the day, the ďTime to Leave NotificationĒ function familiar from BMW Connected can let them know the ideal time to set off in order to arrive punctually. This takes into account the time needed to walk to the BMW and can display navigation information on a smartphone or smartwatch.

My Destinations: This feature provides rapid access from any connected device to both contact information in the userís address book and the most recently visited destination stored in the navigation system. This intelligent destination search function is linked with the userís contacts, so choosing the next destination is as simple as entering someoneís name and selecting the associated address.

Thanks to BMW Connected Onboard, BMW Connected+ transforms the userís vehicle into a personalised control centre for digital mobility. Once the driverís smartphone has seamlessly connected to the car, they can access selected features via the carís central display.

BMW Connected can be downloaded as a free app for IOS and Android devices. BMW Connected+ comprises additional new digital services which will become available in 28 countries at the end of July via an update release (6.0). To use the app, customers must have a smartphone and their vehicle has to be specified with the option ConnectedDrive Services (6AK).

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      07-18-2017, 02:41 PM   #2
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as wonderful as all that is, how about some proper fucking Android apps integration BMW?
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None of this is available in Canada ever anyway. BMW connected+? Plus+ my ass!!
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Currently in the US Android-app (BMW Connected) has the same functionality as the iPhone version, including the Remote 3D View (if vehicle is equipped).
Yes the new features are first available on the iOS, but with in a few months we get the update on Andriod here in the US.

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None of this is available in Canada ever anyway. BMW connected+? Plus+ my ass!!
Of course not ... Canadians are clearly second class citizens in BMW's world.
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None of this is available in Canada ever anyway. BMW connected+? Plus+ my ass!!
Of course not ... Canadians are clearly second class citizens in BMW's world.
It is because BMW Canada is so goddamn lazy and idiotic. No connedted drive. And they don't offer RWD anymore (except for current M car which Germany only build it in RWD), not even as an option for enthusiasts like myself to custom order. I know most customers here in Canada are soccer moms, avg buyers. They all want xDrive AWD and it sells well. But why do u take RWD away completely? How much does it cost for you to remain a RWD version ordering system? The decision makers of BMW Canada are so fxxking stupid. It is BMW! No freaking Audi. Come on!
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Meh, you'll get my attention when you update it to heat my car in winter
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Dear BMW, regarding your "Connected" app, Android and lack of parity between iOS and Android I have 1 thing to tell you:

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Why can't I have Spotify via USB cable like on iOS? Is this Android related, I doubt it.
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I am confused... Is this the same app as BMW Connected? Or do I have to download BMW Connected+? Does this work with a 2015 3 series iDrive?
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I am confused... Is this the same app as BMW Connected? Or do I have to download BMW Connected+? Does this work with a 2015 3 series iDrive?
dunno.. me either..
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G series only, I guess?
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G series only, I guess?
No, it says all cars with 6AK!
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Meh, you'll get my attention when you update it to heat my car in winter
If you have a BMW i Model or one of the PHEV BMWs then you can warm up your car in winter and cool it down in summer VIA the app.
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I am confused... Is this the same app as BMW Connected? Or do I have to download BMW Connected+? Does this work with a 2015 3 series iDrive?
After reading the article, it seems like there will be an update released in the end of July, but who knows if the update is for iOS only for now or both Android and iOS.
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G series only, I guess?
Nope ... any non-Canadian F-series as well. Sucks to be us ...
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The mentioned features are already in the current app? What am I missing?
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Nope ... any non-Canadian F-series as well. Sucks to be us ...
It's great to be a Canadian, but it's sucks to be BMW Canada! (sorry, canadian33).
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No, it says all cars with 6AK!
I've got 6AK in my F15, but doubt I'll get anything
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None of this is available in Canada ever anyway. BMW connected+? Plus+ my ass!!
Of course not ... Canadians are clearly second class citizens in BMW's world.
I have connected drive on my Canadian car?!?

Does not do a lot, lock/unlock car, send GPS locations to cars navi from app and locate car (if within 1 mile).
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The Connecteddrive app on my Galaxy S7E functions like it was wrote in a visual basic class in 2002. WHERE'S MY SPOTIFY INTEGRATION FOR ANDROID, you know, the most popular OS in the world. BMW tech has me shaking my head.
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