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BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW M4 Convertible.
Communication, information and entertainment – experience mobility in a completely new way with the Services & Apps from BMW ConnectedDrive.
The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.
These include BMW Online, which provides access to current, localized information such as weather, news, an online search powered by GoogleTM and also office functions. In the "Applications" menu, it is also possible to assemble an individualised array of services such as webcams, parking information, and travel and hotel guides.
This also includes comfortable, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps. The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services also enables access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services and apps can be assembled at any time and anywhere according to individual requirements. The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services offers many more similar options, making every trip in a BMW a real driving experience.
BMW M LAPTIMER APP.
With the BMW M laptimer app, driving data from the racetrack can be accurately recorded, bend by bend, and then analysed with the aim of improving driving performance. The app uses BMW sensors to collect detailed data from the vehicle and shows selected results in the Control Display. The system is operated via the iDrive Controller. While it is recording, the BMW M laptimer app shows the GPS position, speed, forward acceleration, lateral acceleration (G-force), lap times and acceleration up to a certain speed (e.g. from 0 to 100 km/h). Depending on the vehicle equipment and model year, factors measured may also include the accelerator position, steering angle, deceleration, rpms and gear, as well as fuel consumption. The recorded information can be shared as a snapshot on social media while the data saved can be sent via email.
For anyone who has ever wanted to know what it is like to have their own personal butler, here is a chance: with the Concierge Services from BMW ConnectedDrive. At the touch of a button one is being put through to the BMW Call Centre agents who are available as "personal assistants" for the driver on the road.
Whether looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest cash dispenser or an emergency pharmacy – a BMW Call Centre agent is there to help and can send address details directly to the navigation system on demand. The Concierge Services operate independently of the driver's mobile phone and is available at home and abroad round the clock, seven days a week at no extra cost.
The perfect song for every situation, every road and every mood. Online Entertainment offers direct and unlimited access in a BMW to more than 22 million music titles – all without a smartphone or other device. There are plenty of tracks here to suit every taste. As soon as an artist's song or album is played in the car, it is automatically downloaded to the car's hard disc.
With the Online Entertainment offer, a flat-rate account lasting one year can be opened with any BMW music partner, for example with Napster, which can be used in six different European countries without any additional costs: Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
Only available in conjunction with the optional equipment ConnectedDrive Services and the Navigation system Professional.
REAL TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION.
Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details of the time and duration of hold-ups are relayed virtually in real time.
The data is drawn from such sources as movement profiles from the mobile phone network, the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports. This data is analysed so precisely that it is possible to localise traffic congestion up to 100 metres. This enables RTTI to provide information almost instantly on the current traffic situation on motorways, main roads, country roads and numerous urban routes, and to recommend sound alternative routes.
The visualisation of the traffic information is optimised thanks to a colour display of the roads in green, yellow, orange and red.
Only available in conjunction with the optional equipment ConnectedDrive Services.
INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.
Intelligent Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock as well as support by trained staff – in the driver's native language, even abroad. If a serious accident takes place involving activation of an air bag or the belt tensioners, an Intelligent Emergency Call is automatically issued. Relevant details such as the exact position of the car, the severity of the accident and the possible risk of injury to occupants are transmitted to the BMW Call Centre via the car’s built-in SIM card, i.e. independently of a private mobile phone. The BMW Call Centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance the over the phone until the rescue services arrive. The emergency call can also be triggered manually in case others on the road require help, for example.
Bluetooth Office allows you to use time spent in the car more effectively. Via Bluetooth-enabled devices, daily work can be conveniently organised while on the go. The most important office functions of specified smartphones, such as e-mails, appointments, tasks or text messages, are shown on the Control Display and can also be read aloud on demand conveniently and securely over the audio speakers. A list of all compatible mobile devices is available at www.bmw.com/bluetooth.
The equipment option Internet provides web access on the car's high-resolution Control Display. This means the driver can use the internet just like at home on the computer. The URL is entered simply and conveniently using the iDrive Controller or using the bookmark list for fast access.
With the data flat rate for internet use, users can surf the internet directly from the car nationwide (no roaming). The Control Display can be used for surfing the web while travelling at a speed of up to 4 km/h. With the Professional rear entertainment system, passengers in the rear can also surf the internet using flat screens integrated into the front seats.