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BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW X3.

Versatility is an integral part of the BMW X3. Whether for communication, information or entertainment – the innovative solutions from BMW ConnectedDrive allow you to experience mobility in an entirely new way.

INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.

Intelligent Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock as well as support by trained staff – in the driver's native language, even abroad. If a serious accident takes place involving activation of an air bag or the belt tensioners, an Intelligent Emergency Call is automatically issued. Relevant details such as the exact position of the car, the severity of the accident and the possible risk of injury to occupants are transmitted to the BMW call centre via the car’s built-in SIM card, i.e. independently of a private mobile phone. The BMW call centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance the over the phone until the rescue services arrive. The emergency call can also be triggered manually in case others on the road require help, for example.

CONNECTED DRIVE SERVICES.

ConnectedDrive Services provides the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features on the road.
These include BMW Online, which gives access to current, localised information such as weather, news, online search and also office functions. It is also possible to assemble an individualised array of services such as webcams, parking information and travel or hotel guides.
This option also includes convenient, secure and unlimited access to smartphone apps such as BMW Connected. The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services offers many more such options, making every trip in a BMW a real driving experience.

  • BMW Apps.

    Well connected: now you no longer have to do without the apps on your iPhone while on the road. Simply connect your iPhone to your BMW using the snap-in adapter or via the original Apple cable and you can conveniently operate individual apps with the iDrive Touch Controller.

    “BMW Connected” is a free app developed by BMW that brings Twitter, your diary or your favourite Web radio channel onto the main vehicle display. You can display the latest status reports from your Twitter account and view any forthcoming appointments on the Control Display or have them read out via the speakers using the text-to-speech function. 

    In addition, with the Last Navigation function and the Vehicle Finder you can reach the destinations set in the navigation system of your BMW even when you are outside of the vehicle as well as find your way back to your parked car at any time. Functions available through the BMW Connected app are updated on a regular basis, and, of course, you can use apps certified by BMW via BMW ConnectedDrive in the vehicle. 

    BMW Apps is compatible with iPhone 3GS/4 and iPod touch (with an active Wi-Fi connection) devices.

    Available in the App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/bmw-connected/id406975118?mt=8)

MESSAGE DICTATION.

With the Navigation system Professional, a Bluetooth connection and BMW ConnectedDrive Services, picking up the phone is no longer necessary. All text can now be entered vocally. The message dictation allows spoken messages to be converted into text, which can then be sent as emails or text messages. The message dictation can also be used to compose Twitter posts with BMW apps. The message dictation is available free of charge for the first 60 days, after which a fee-based contract with Nuance® is required.
More information on Bluetooth compatibility with smartphones and other mobile devices is available at www.bmw.com/bluetooth.

REMOTE SERVICES.

With Remote Services and the free My BMW Remote App (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely. It is also possible to directly transmit destination addresses found using the Google™ search engine to a navigation system if one is available. Additionally, the location of the vehicle can also be displayed. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the "My BMW ConnectedDrive" customer portal at www.bmw-connecteddrive.com.

BLUETOOTH OFFICE.

Bluetooth Office allows you to use the time spent in the car more effectively. The connection of Bluetooth and USB devices means you can conveniently organise your day-to-day life when out and about. E-mails, dates, tasks and text messages are shown on the Control Display or read aloud over the audio speakers. You will find a list of all compatible mobile phones and smartphones at www.bmw.com/bluetooth