Using the BMW’s iDrive system, ConnectedDrive gives you the power of the internet and smartphone right within arm’s reach, keeping you updated throughout your daily commute. Read on to learn about some of the exclusive features you get with the BMW ConnectedDrive system, here at Edmonton BMW.
Using the supplementary BMW Remote App for your smartphone, you can remotely access vehicle information such as your vehicle’s mileage, the status of the windows, and whether your vehicle is locked/unlocked. Additionally, you can control various vehicle functions such as preconditioning the temperature in your vehicle, honking the horn, flashing the headlights, as well as locking/unlocking your vehicle straight from the app.
Speaking of smartphones, the BMW ConnectedDrive system is completely compatible with Apple CarPlay for your iPhone. The Apple CarPlay interface is perfect for iOS users, as it’s tailored to give you the same intuitive iPhone features and apps such as messages, podcasts, maps, and more for you to take advantage of.
If you constantly find yourself in need of precise maneuvering as you drive or park, let the Driver Assistance system in the BMW help you get it right every time. With Driver Assistance, the active cruise control with stop and go helps you keep a safe distance from other vehicles and objects while you’re making long, fast drives on the highway. The system also accelerates automatically when it detects a clear road ahead, letting you relax more while you’re behind the wheel. Additionally, some BMW models also come with Parking Assist, which intelligently parks the vehicle on a parallel or perpendicular street all by itself, to save you the tediousness that comes with either one.
The ConnectedDrive’s music system allows you to conveniently stream music directly through your vehicle. While streaming through your phone works just as well, the ConnectedDrive gives you the added benefit of giving you unlimited music-streaming through its own service and even its own set of curated playlists. The BMW’s music streaming system also caches three tracks at a time so you rarely have to worry about buffering while you listen.
Real-Time Traffic System
The Advanced Real-Time Traffic System integrated into the ConnectedDrive system brings you live data throughout your commute. No matter how busy the roads get because of morning rush hour or holiday season traffic delays, your BMW still provides you with the fastest routes available. The system constantly calculates everything in the nearest 100m area and keep you updated on everything in the area. When traffic delays begin to occur, the system re-routes you on the spot without any hiccups.
Imagine having 24/7 personal assistant available to you as you’re driving your BMW that’s not an automated voice, but a real person. The Concierge Services gives you unlimited access to BMW’s Call Centre Agents to help you with any question you may have. Looking for the nearest gas station available, or the best fine-dining restaurant in the area? BMW’s Call Centre Agents will give you the right answer, and the fastest answer, every time.
If you’re wondering how to pair your smartphone with the ConnectedDrive system, check out our other post for our step-by-step guide. Otherwise, we hope you enjoyed this small peek at some of the features you get to take advantage of with the BMW ConnectedDrive system!