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BMW Connected Now @ iTunes App Store

12/28/2010 at 11:57 AM
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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.

BMW Navigation Compared

09/03/2010 at 9:15 AM
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Ever wonder how the BMW’s Navigation System compares to other systems? Cars.com undertook a comparison of the BMW Navigation against the Nissan G37 and Acura TSX. Which NAV took top honors? Check out the results inside.

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A new BMW interface for controlling the iPhone and iPod Touch is coming! BMW will soon be utilizing the new iPod-OUT feature of Apples new operating system (iOS4) for these devices. Future BMW owners will be able to use the infotainment system to display and control iPhone/iPod Touch music playback features in the vehicles main display.

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Pathfinder from BMW. Intelligent and networked microNavigation for destinations not yet covered in current systems or only with incomplete coverage.

Just imagine that you are on your way to BMW Welt and you know that you have to get your tickets for the guided tour through the BMW Munich Plant at the Info Counter South. The following questions occur to you in quick succession: Where can I park? How do I get into the multi-storey car park and how can I find my … CONTINUED

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BMW of North America, LLC today introduced a personalized smartphone application for its Roadside Assistance service in the United States. BMW Roadside Assistance is included as part of BMW Ultimate Service® with every new and Certified Pre-Owned BMW model, and is also available as a per-year subscription for older models. The free smartphone application, developed in partnership with Allstate Roadside Services, may be personalized by BMW owners and includes new functionality to enhance the overall BMW ownership experience. Unique to the sport-luxury marketplace, the new application … CONTINUED

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Roadside, the group handling BMW roadside assistance, will be making their roadside assistance smartphone app available on April 8, 2010. Once the user is registered, the VIN, GPS Coordinates and type of service requested is electronically transmitted to a roadside call center. This has the potential to reduce the call time by 60% leading to quicker dispatching and an overall better experience.

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Roadside Services – Get connected with Roadside Assistance by selecting the service you require including: Towing, Battery, … CONTINUED