What is BMW ConnectedDrive?

May 11th, 2017 by

21st Century Technology for the 21st Century Driver
At its core, BMW ConnectedDrive is a technology packet full of the types of services and apps that help you maintain a constant connection to the world around you – even when you’re traveling across it at 60 miles per hour. Many popular mobile apps like Yelp, Pandora, Napster, Stitcher, Twitter and more are all available right from your dashboard, making your essential tasks easier without taking your important focus off your drive.

The centerpiece of the BMW ConnectedDrive system is dubbed iDrive – a controller, a screen and a touchpad that allow seamless control of all the entertainment, information, communication and navigation systems of a vehicle from one single point of access. A series of “direct access” keys are present to help make sure that not only are frequently used features like radio or GPS navigation easily accessible, but to also guarantee that as a driver you can always operate everything you need with a single hand.

With the BMW Connected smartphone app (available for both the iOS and Android platforms), you can take these benefits even further. You can instantly sync your contacts and your calendars, read your emails and check SMS text messages without picking up your phone for a second. You can even search the Internet with an engine like Google or get turn-by-turn directions to your favorite locations (or find new ones) right from your dashboard.

The Benefits

BMW ConnectedDrive also comes with a full suite of safety features, including both blind spot detection and a visual display that guarantees you’re always aware of lane changes, collision warnings, your current speed and more. If you’re the type of person who feels uneasy about driving at night, you don’t have to be any longer – the system also includes night vision technology that can effortlessly detect a person, animal or other object in total darkness at distances of up to 900 feet.

Even when you leave your vehicle behind, the BMW ConnectedDrive system and the connected smartphone app still allow you to simplify your life in other ways. You can use your smartphone to remotely lock or unlock your doors or even locate your car in a busy parking lot.

In the end, the major benefit that BMW ConnectedDrive brings to the table is one of freedom. There is no escaping your digital life in the modern era. But with every important system available right in the car and fully customizable, you’re now free to experience life on the open road your way, every way at all times.

BMW of Freeport

BMW ConnectedDrive isn’t just a way to make sure you stay connected to your digital life, whether you’re in your home or on the open road. It’s also a way to help guarantee that every drive you take is the safest one possible at all times. If you have any additional questions about BMW ConnectedDrive, or if you’d like to find out more about how to get the most from your vehicle, please contact BMW of Freeport today.

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