BMW has introduced this month its new app “BMW Connected” + ” at the Innovation Days 2017 in Chicago (United States). This app on your smartphone connects the cars, waiting for the arrival of the autonomous control.
Connectivity automobile is becoming a crucial issue for BMW. The brand is preparing a major update of its application for BMW ConnectedDrive. The official announcement took place at the beginning of July, during the innovation days BMW in Chicago (United States). By the end of the month, the app will be renamed the BMW Connected+, reported this Monday, AndroidPit.
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8.5 million users connected
BMW claims 8.5 million cars connected to its app BMW ConnectedDrive. More than 1 million people would use regularly in over 29 countries. For the manufacturer, it is a good starting point. BMW has decided to improve its application, how to prepare for the arrival of autonomous cars. At BMW, the connected car has become more intelligent in waiting cars without a driver.
With BMW Connected+, the driver can lock and unlock their vehicle from their smartphone. The app will also offer to program the air conditioning, to find a cabin already cool before you take the wheel. The photo of BMW Connected+ allows you to generate a 3D image of their vehicle. During his journeys, the driver will be able to send its geographic location to his contacts. An effective way to adjust the timing of work meetings !
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A car transformed into a co-working space
A large part of the optimization of the app aims to save you time. For example, BMW Connected+ you will send in advance a notification to remind you to make full. The app will be able to scan your calendar, to provide you with the shortest route to your next appointment. You can continue to use the GPS function to complete the journey on foot. BMW Connected+ is also compatible with the voice assistant Amazon, Alexa.
“The car should no longer be seen as a means of transport but as a part of extra life,” said Thom Brenner, Vice President Digital Services at BMW. For the German manufacturer, connectivity, automobile and also leads to the transformation of your vehicle into a co-working space. For example, the new sedan Series 5 will propose as early as this fall in France the Skype application meetings (video conferencing, with 10 participants maximum) in its interface-board iDrive.
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