BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW CONNECTEDDRIVE
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With the service news on your personal fields of interest can be displayed in the vehicle. Receive selected news from blogs, websites or from certain news magazine areas. You can select up to 20 different news feeds at once. In order to do so access the BMW ConnectedDrive Portal and select "Remote Cockpit" then "Control" and "New Newsfeed" and enter the internet adress of the newsfeed in the line "URL". Following this, select a name for the newsfeed and press "Save".
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Please check the URL structure of the RSS feed. It must definitely contain the entry http://. You can also check whether the path details for the RSS feed do actually match the address of the RSS feed. In many cases the main domain of a website, e.g. http://www.bmw.de, is not the correct address for the RSS feed. Please check with the provider of the RSS feed that the path details are correct.
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Not during the first year, since one owner key is included for one year. After the first year the service “Digital Key for5” must be booked in order to renew the Digital Key subscription. You will then receive five additional keys to share with friends and family.
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For BMW ConnectedDrive Services the vehicle's pre-installed SIM-card is used. Before the vehilce is delivered to you the SIM-card and your ordered BMW ConnectedDrive Services are already activated. You can therefore use all BMW ConnectedDrive Services you have ordered and do not require personalization upon reception of your BMW. Services that do not require personalization include the Intelligent eCall, BMW TeleServices, Concierge Service, Real Time Traffic Information, Internet, Online Entertainment and many BMW Online applications. All personalization and vehicle settings can be made in the BMW ConnectedDrive Portal. Once the settings are active you can use the Remote Services or configure your e-mail accounts for BMW Online Office, for example. If you purchase additional services in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store you are able to use most of these services immediately after ordering them. Some services, such as Remote Services, must be activated in the BMW ConnectedDrive Portal prior to use.
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The BMW Update Manager guarantees the quality of the download process and guides the user through it.
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For some trips, a "Last Trip Summary" card will be presented at the top of the "Activity" tab shortly after completion of the trip. Tapping on this card reveals trip details such as the trip time, fuel consumption, and more. This feature is available for trips of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) or more in length, and the app’s location access must be set to "Always" before the trip. Additionally, to ensure your trip data is captured, your phone must be connected to your vehicle via USB with the app launched on your phone. Or, if connecting via Bluetooth in newer vehicles, the "Apps" option must be selected when initiating the Bluetooth pairing. Be sure to keep your phone connected to your vehicle until the vehicle gear is changed to "Park".
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In order to see which services are available for your vehicle you must first add your vehicle to your BMW ConnectedDrive account. Following this you will be able to see all available services as well as the corresponding prices and runtimes in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.
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After performing a remote command from the app (e.g., locking the doors), it typically takes 30-60 seconds for your vehicle to carry out that command due to a thorough verification process. This process may take longer for older vehicles.
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You can also send points of interest from Google Maps to another vehicle. To do this, enter the user name of the person to whom you wish to send the point of interest in the field "BMW Assist / BMW ConnectedDrive user name". If you are using the new Google Maps you need to add the respective vehicle to your Google account in the "Car or GPS device" page of the Send to car feature.
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The Digital Key can be installed on your compatible smartphone. The smartphone then adapts the car key’s functions. After unlocking the door and entering the vehicle the motor can be started by pressing the start button, provided the smartphone is placed in the front tray. It is possible to activate several Digital Keys on your smartphone in order to unlock and start more than one BMW.  To share the Digital Key with friends and family the service “Digital key for5” must be purchased in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.  
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In order to send points of interest from Google Maps (www.maps.google.com) to your vehicle, select the desired destination in Google Maps from the hit list for your search query. Select "Send" in the drop-down menu to the right of the relevant result, then select "Send to Car" and then "Make: BMW". Please enter your BMW ConnectedDrive user name in the "BMW Assist/BMW ConnectedDrive user name" field. If you are using the new Google Maps you need to login with your Google account in order to use the "Send to car" feature in the full map view. You can find addresses or destinations which you send to your vehicle as "My Info" in the menu CONNECTEDDRIVE/MESSAGES. You can accept the address of the point of interest for route directions by pressing a button in the navigation system. If there is a telephone number for the point of interest and you have connected your mobile phone with the vehicle, you can dial the number directly.
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Activation in the vehicle is not possible. You must have an active ConnectedDrive contract in order to use BMW Online in your vehicle.
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The use of BMW CarData is free of charge.
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No. If you no longer wish to use BMW CarData, you can carry out a BMW CarData reset in the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal. 
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BMW only forwards telematics data to authorities when this is required by current statutory regulations.
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In the main menu select "Office", then "Write". Here, select either text message or e-mail as sending option as well as the recipient. Following this, the option "Dictate Text" is offered, provided your smartphone supports this function. Prior to the first use insert your e-mail adress and accept the terms and conditions.
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The "Send to Phone" service is exclusively for use in the vehicle. In order to send the vehicle’s position to a mobile phone, select: CONNECTEDDRIVE/BMW ONLINE/APPLICATIONS/SEND TO PHONE. Then enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number and activate the service. You will receive an e-mail or text message within a few seconds giving the current location of your vehicle.
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BMW uses telematics data to provide and calculate payments for your booked ConnectedDrive Services. Telematics data is not transferred to third parties. 
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A third party is a company with its registered office in the EU. This may be an insurance company, a SmartHome provider or a workshop that wants to provide you with appropriate services. 
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Not all telematics data can be retrieved via BMW CarData, as a lot of the telematics data are only used for ConnectedDrive services, such as the "Real Time Traffic Information" service, and are thus not stored on BMW servers or only in anonymised form. Telematics data are only stored by BMW for a limited period and then deleted, once the statutorily specified period has expired.
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