BMW CONNECTED DRIVE DIGITAL SERVICES.

So connected, you’re free.

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE DIGITAL SERVICES.

So connected, you’re free.

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE DIGITAL SERVICES.So connected, you’re free.

What can your BMW do for you? Get you to your destination on time? Provide answers to all your questions? Or keep you entertained at all times? The Digital Services from BMW ConnectedDrive offer you a wide range of useful features. With intelligence and innovation they make your life easier and turn every journey into an experience.

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"BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant will take our customer onto a journey into a new era of intelligent multi-modal voice centric experiences."
Dieter May, Senior Vice President Digital Products and Services
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INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

Connected to your world.

INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

Connected to your world.

INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT FEATURES.

Your personal assistant.

Car Expert.

Car Expert.

With the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, no questions go unanswered. This service provides you with the support of the ultimate car expert. Whatever you want to know about your BMW and whenever you need help, it will be there for you. You can learn even more about the features of your vehicle, and it also knows everything about the overall status and service needs of your BMW.

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My Assistant

My Assistant.

Understanding your needs and providing the best support at all times – that’s what makes the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant so unique. All it takes is a quick ‘Hey, BMW. Drive home!’ and it will find your route. It allows you to be productive while on the road, by reading out your emails like a true assistant.

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Natural Interaction

Natural Interaction.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant – simply start talking to it. This is the very soul of your BMW, ready to help you at all times. To interact with the assistant, you don’t need to press a button or wait for a confirmation tone. Simply start talking as you normally would, without pausing. For example: ‘Hello, BMW. Who are you?’ Or perhaps you would like to give the assistant a different name? If so, say: ‘Hey, BMW. Change the activation word.’

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In-Car Experiences

In-Car Experiences.

Your BMW will take care of you. It invigorates you when you’re tired, relaxes you after a stressful day and adapts your vehicle’s interior to perfectly suit your mood. With In-Car Experiences, which include the Caring Car Programmes and Experiences Modes, your vehicle will make sure you feel your best.

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BMW CONNECTED DRIVE FEATURES.

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE FEATURES.

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE FEATURES.

MY ASSISTANT.

In the best of company on your travels. Always.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re planning, whatever you need: the exceptional services of BMW ConnectedDrive give you the best possible support before and during every journey. You may be looking for the best Italian restaurant in town or an on-duty pharmacist at the weekend? Facilities like the Concierge Service are available at the touch of a button to help you with all your needs and requests. And with the BMW Connected App you can plan your next journey conveniently from home and also have remote access to important functions in your BMW.

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Concierge Services showing on BMW display

Concierge Service.

Will it be sunny tomorrow in Johannesburg? When is my flight and where is the best restaurant in the city? The Concierge Service is there to help when you are travelling and can support you with any request at the touch of a button – individual, personal and fast. Wherever you are, whatever you need.

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BMW Connected.

Connect with your BMW. The BMW Connected app is your digital mobility assistant, taking care of your needs before and during each journey. Access your car using your smartphone or smartwatch, send destinations to the navigation system or receive reminders for meetings to make sure you arrive there on time.

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Remote Services.

Did I lock my car doors? Where exactly is it parked? Remote Services allows you to access your vehicle from a distance using the BMW Connected app. Flash your headlights, activate the climate control function inside your car or lock your BMW from anywhere using your smartphone.

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Remote 3D View.

Keep an eye on your BMW’s surroundings to rest assured that everything is fine with your car. Remote Services and Remote 3D View allow you to view the area around your vehicle from any perspective, to lock the doors or to activate the headlight flash or car horn using the BMW Connected app.

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MY JOURNEY.

Making every journey unique.

Every trip is different and yet you can always be confident of reaching your destination comfortably and on time. With the Connected Navigation services such as Real Time Traffic Information, you have one eye on the current traffic situation and reach your destination directly and faster. And all without any stress, because the Parking Place Assistant will tell you the best place to find a vacant parking spot. Using the Digital Charging Service, you can provide your BMW i or iPerformance model with energy cost-effectively and can be sure that it is always perfectly charged when you set off.

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Connected Navigation.

Connected Navigation offers you an outstanding navigation experience from planning & preparing, travelling, to parking & charging. Our aim is to make your journey from A to B even more comfortable and personalized. We want you to be amazed and confident on your entire journey – on all touchpoints, when and wherever you need us.

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Man using Real Time Traffic Information on display in BMW

Real Time Traffic Information.

Do you find yourself stuck in rush hour traffic or wasting precious holiday time in stressful jams? Such situations can easily be avoided with Real Time Traffic Information. It monitors the current situation in almost real-time, suggesting alternative routes well in advance and bringing you to your destination as quickly as possible.


Real Time Traffic Information is part of the continuously evolving navigation experience of Connected Navigation.

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Manage your favorite Locations.

How about having access to your favourite cafe or gym through the BMW navigation system? Using the function “Manage your favourite locations” you have your personal points of interest with you at all times, regardless of whether you are in the vehicle, in the BMW Connected App or in the ConnectedDrive Customer Portal. You can manage them on all touchpoints, where they will then be synchronised automatically.


“Manage your favourite locations” is part of the continuously evolving navigation experience of Connected Navigation.

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Share location from other apps.

How about a direct connection between your preferred map app and your BMW? The function “Share location from other apps” makes this possible. This enables you to transfer locations from map apps that support the share function directly to your BMW. After the transfer, the address is also available for later use in the BMW Connected App on your smartphone.


“Share location from other apps” is part of the continuously evolving navigation experience of Connected Navigation.

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Time to Leave Notification.

Always arrive on time for your next appointment. The ‘time to leave’ notification on the BMW Connected app reminds you in advance when to set off, communicating with your smartphone or smartwatch. Real-time traffic information helps to calculate the optimal departure time to ensure that you reach your destination on time.


The ‘time to leave’ notification is part of the continuously evolving navigation experience of Connected Navigation.

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Share Live Trip Status.

Share Live Trip Status saves your family having to ask when you will arrive at home. You can inform selected contacts about your exact position, destination and arrival time directly from the car or using the BMW Connected app. Recipients can follow information about your journey in real-time.

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Navigate Door-to-Door.

Arrive on time and without stress. Navigate Door-to-Door takes you the final short distance from your car to your destination and back. Receive rapid access to the pedestrian navigation service on your smartphone with the support of information from your Connected Onboard screen and push notifications from the BMW Connected app.

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Send to Car.

Where to next? Search for new destinations using the BMW Connected app and send them directly to your BMW’s navigation system. Once you are in the car and it has established a Bluetooth connection with your smartphone, you can launch route guidance with a single tap.

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Digital Charging Service.

The Digital Charging Service is fully automatic and allows you to charge your BMW i or BMW iPerformance vehicle at the best and most affordable time. You can rest assured that your car will be fully charged in time for your next trip. Simply enter your departure time and the Digital Charging Service will take care of the rest.

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Map Update.

BMW is the first automobile manufacturer to offer three possible Navigation map update processes: USB Full Map update via dealer or ConnectedDrive Store via the permanently installed SIM card up to four times per year (for the preselected region). The navigation system is always equipped with up-to-date maps.

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MY CAR.

Because your BMW is more than just a vehicle.

Inside your BMW you can concentrate fully on your journey because everything else is taken care of. The Digital Key on your smartphone gives you easy access to your vehicle while the remote software upgrade ensures that the software in your BMW is always up to date so that you can save yourself a trip to the dealer. And if an accident should occur, the Intelligent Emergency Call will automatically summon help and give important information on passengers and vehicle to the first-aid personnel.

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Experience Mode

Experience Mode.

Do you value understated luxury, or like to enjoy your privacy? With the four Experience Modes – Executive, Expressive, Private and Well-Being – you can immerse your senses in a perfectly orchestrated car interior to match your mood.

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Automate my Habits

Automate my Habits.

Do you always turn on the seat heating at setting three when it’s cold? Automate My Habits is an intelligent feature that learns and automates your preferred settings on request. You can then enjoy the journey while your BMW takes care of your well-being. More automation options will be added in the future.

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Connected Command

Connected Command.

Would you like to concentrate fully on the road ahead? Then hand over some of the control to your passengers. This is easy with Connected Command. Using the BMW Connected app, passengers with your authorization can access the entertainment and navigation systems. They can also adjust key features of the climate control system.

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Digital Key

Digital Key.

Why put your key in the ignition if you have your smartphone with you? The Digital Key allows you to lock and unlock your BMW and even start the engine without needing a physical key. It can be downloaded to your Android smartphone using the BMW Connected app and shared with family and friends.

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Remote Software Upgrade

Remote Software Upgrade.

Do you want your BMW to be up to date with the latest software? With Remote Software Upgrade, your BMW will always be like new. Convenient, reliable and stress-free – without having to visit your BMW service partner. Upgrades are installed just as they are for your smartphone.

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Intelligent Emergency Call

Intelligent Emergency Call.

If there is an accident, it is essential to act fast. Intelligent Emergency Call fetches help and can even save lives if the worst should happen. It contacts specially trained call centre agents who offer support to you and your passengers until the emergency services arrive. It also sends them important information directly.

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My Car Is Born

My Car Is Born.

Involved from the start. My Car Is Born allows you to experience the progress in production of your new BMW at first hand. Accompany your vehicle from order to handover via BMW Connected and receive fascinating insights and useful information directly on your smartphone.

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Service & Breakdown Assistance

Service & Breakdown Assistance.

With the service features in the Connected App, we are helping to simplify your mobile daily life: a push notification informs you when a service is due on your BMW. Arrange the next service appointment with your preferred BMW Partner. And if something exceptional should occur, the app connects you directly with the BMW On-Call/Roadside Assistance team.

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MY LIFE.

No sacrifices necessary. Receive everything.

Why make compromises when on the road? Enjoy the digital lifestyle you are used to in your BMW as well. With Apple CarPlay® you have access to the key functions of your iPhone during the journey.

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Apple CarPlay®.

Why go without the features of your iPhone in your BMW when you can continue operating it as usual? Apple CarPlay® Preparation gives you remote access to telephony as well as apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, TuneIn, Spotify and Apple Music. You can also use the voice button on the steering wheel to access Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. Apple CarPlay now allows users to use 3rd party navigation apps, such as Google Maps and Waze.

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