The BMW Connected app features in-car access to webradio, facebook, and twitter integration (see 1-series LCI video featuring this HERE), as well as iPod integration featuring Apple’s custom iPod navigation interface for the BMW iDrive screen. You can also use the app to attain certain car information such as remaining fuel, miles to empty, etc.
* Unfortunately, the BMW Connected App features can only be actively used in BMW vehicles equipped with special option code “6NR”, which will be available from March 2011.
Autospies provides a video walkthrough of the 2011 BMW X3 exterior and interior, as well as a brief demo of the Connected Drive and Mobile Office features.
BMW’s newest in-car connectivity and technologies were on display at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Video presentations and interactive displays showcased BMW link, BMW Station for iPhone, iPad holder, BMW hotspot, onboard internet, night vision, HUD, bluetooth office, and local search.
Beginning this Autumn, BMW’s ConnectedDrive will allow e-mail messages to be received inside the vehicle enabled by a Bluetooth connection (to a Blackberry). Owners may access the phone’s e-mail functions via iDrive, which will not only be displayed on the screen, but may even be read out via voice output.