June 12, 2013 06:00 ET

BMW ConnectedDrive 2013: Highlights

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - June 12, 2013) -

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BMW ConnectedDrive has been synonymous with forward-looking concepts and technologies in the domain of automotive connectivity for some years now. By refocusing on tailor-made mobility services and new, highly innovative service functions, BMW is further consolidating its leading status in this field, at the same time as ringing in a new era for BMW ConnectedDrive services with a customer portal, a clearly structured layout and a diverse product offering designed for flexible usage. In the process, BMW is once again demonstrating the technological edge that it has held over the competition for many years.

BMW is the world's leading provider of online-based in-car services and is currently introducing some major enhancements to the ConnectedDrive services, which are included in all BMW models. The new mobility products represent a further milestone in the on-going success story of BMW ConnectedDrive and take automotive infotainment into a whole new dimension.

  • The refocusing of BMW ConnectedDrive turns complete, intelligent connectivity between passengers, vehicle and the outside world into a reality.

  • Many BMW models are to be fitted with a built-in SIM card as standard from July 2013.

  • The freedom to pick and choose mobility services ensures maximum flexibility und heralds individual, tailor-made solutions that are of unique benefit to the customer.

  • The BMW ConnectedDrive Store can be accessed and used both from the vehicle and from a home PC.

  • The variable running periods available for particular services, ranging from just one month to one year or longer, provide added convenience.

  • New browser and BMW Apps-ready applications mean the infotainment options are virtually boundless.

  • Online Entertainment offers limitless music pleasure with access to 12 million songs and over 250 professionally created channels.

  • Intelligent Emergency Call system including precise vehicle location and detection of accident severity offers more extensive functionality than will be required by law from 2015.

  • New ConnectedDrive services specially tailored to the demands of e-mobility and future mobility form part of the standard specification on the BMW i models.

  • The BMW ConnectedDrive internet portal, the fully networked BMW i navigation system, the BMW i Remote app as well as the BMW ConnectedDrive Information Plus service are all designed to ensure a perfectly interlinked user experience.

  • The BMW i ConnectedDrive services are there to assist the driver when at home and can accompany them all the way to their final destination while using further forms of transport. As such, BMW i is setting a marker for the future of mobility.

BMW is further consolidating its standing as the world's leading provider of online-based in-car services by introducing some major enhancements while also making its BMW ConnectedDrive services easily accessible.

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