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Page Overview: BMW Group - Innovation - Technology and Mobility - Connectivity

Connectivity

The future of smart connectivity.

Driver, car and surroundings become one.

The BMW Group recognised the importance of connecting driver and cars with their surroundings early, and is today one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers in this field of technology. Driver assistance systems and digital services to enhance safety and comfort are combined in BMW ConnectedDrive.

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Explanation of the BMW ConnectedDrive services. From BMW Online features to the BMW Connected App.


What does connectivity really mean?

Graphical depiction of the three elements BMW connects with ist connectivity.

 

In brief, the realisation of 100-percent intelligent connectivity between passengers, vehicle and surroundings.

Thanks to the innovation of BMW Group engineers, rapid advancements have been made in this area. The BMW Group offers innovative functions connecting drivers, cars and their surroundings under BMW ConnectedDrive.

The digital environment is developing very quickly with a high level of innovation. ConnectedDrive provides us with an excellent foundation for this.

Graphical depiction of the three goals of premium driving comfort.

Development focuses on three goals.

The driver is always the focus of attention at the BMW Group. Developers are working intensively on solutions that satisfy the wishes and demands of drivers that will have an impact on the cars of today and tomorrow. All functions now available are consistently focused on three objectives: improving comfort and convenience, offering new dimensions of infotainment and ensuring optimal safety for drivers and passengers.

Technology makes it possible: the world of BMW ConnectedDrive.

Graphical depiction of the parts of BMW ConnectedDrive.

From the beginning, BMW ConnectedDrive was geared towards the mobility needs of tomorrow’s users, based on two pillars: driver assistance systems with comfort and safety functions; and optimised BMW ConnectedDrive services and apps with the full range of infotainment and mobility options.

Focus topics: connectivity.

Routing on a BMW navigational map.
Screen of the MINI Connected App.
Screen of a BMW car computer with highlighted BMW ConnectedDrive Store.

For us it is important to continue to offer services in the future that provide real value-added during driving and are as easy and convenient to use as possible.

Areas of research.

Man uses his Smartwatch next to his parked BMW.
Man sits in his MINI with the MINI Augmented Vision googles.
A BMW parks inch-perfect in a parking spot.