The BMW ConnectedDrive service
(optional) provides a situation-based transmission of comfort, safety and
infotainment related information. The range of mobility services covers
traffic information, emergency call functions, vehicle, enquiry and office
services, travel and leisure-time planning facilities as well as internet
Emergency Call function: rescue services with detailed
information on the type of collision, the risk of injury...
Within the ConnectedDrive services, the BMW Assist
provides a range of user-oriented support for different kinds of
situations before setting out, while travelling, and at the final
destination. In all, it includes an Enhanced Emergency Call function
with automatic establishment of the car's location, Enhanced Traffic
Information, an enquiry service, as well as the My Info
interactive communication channel including the Send-to-Car
As part of the optional BMW Assist
telematics service, the ConnectedDrive Enhanced Emergency Call
function provides rescue services with detailed information on the type of
collision and the risk of injury before they even arrive at the scene of
an accident, to prepare appropriate medical care.
The information transmitted to the BMW Call Centre
by the Enhanced Emergency Call function automatically determines
the car's exact location, the mobile phone number associated to the
car, the chassis number, the type and colour of the vehicle, as well as
data collected by sensors in the car providing information on the nature
and intensity of the collision.
The system registers the activation or
non-activation of all restraint units fitted in the car as well as seat
occupancy and the status of the front seat belts. It is also able
to determine head-on, rear-end, side-on or multiple collisions,
distinguishing from one type of collision to another. It is even able to
determine whether the car has rolled over.
Apart from the data automatically sent out in this way,
the system also enables the driver and/or front passenger to manually
activate an emergency call and immediately contact the BMW Call
(7 Series photo)
to access multimedia, telephone, navigation, rescue,
guidance and other services.
On a different level, the BMW TeleServices
give the user the possibility to automatically agree on a service date
with his workshop. Data compiled through the Condition-Based Service
on-board diagnostic system on the condition of components subject to
wear and tear is transferred to the customer's BMW Service
automatically over a telephone line.
Also, new remote functions offered by
BMW ConnectedDrive now enable rescue services the world over to
determine the precise location of the car and to lock and open the doors
as required, once the driver has given his / her authorisation.
An optional mobile phone preparation kit
with a Bluetooth interface allows making telephone calls while driving.
The mobile phone can be operated then from buttons on the multi-function
steering wheel, with the option to present not only the telephone
directory in the mobile phone itself, but also lists of calls and
connections in the instrument cluster.
A snap-in adapter including a USB port
comes as a further option for the fully integrated operation of
Smartphones with an MP3 function. The driver and passenger
can use both the communication and entertainment functions of their mobile
phone and control all functions via iDrive.
An interesting standard feature, especially with such a
rich technical content, is the world's first Integrated Owner's Manual.
Like a conventional computer program, it gives the driver information on
all features of his car via iDrive
at the touch of a button, presenting operating instructions through
animations complete with sound information and slide shows.