Check in the BMW Connected App, if the menu “Digital Key” is displayed. If the menu is available, your vehicle is able to use the Digital Key. Note: You must be logged in to your BMW ConnectedDrive Account in the BMW Connected App and your vehicle must be added to your account. Alternatively: Check if the option “Comfort Access (SA 322)” in connection with a Navigation System “Live Cockpit (SA 6U1/6U2/6U3)” is booked for your vehicle. If these options are booked for your vehicle the Digital Key is available in your BMW.
Telematics data are transmitted from the vehicle to a server operated by BMW using a secure connection on a private sub-network of a mobile service provider that is only accessible tor BMW vehicles. This does not require the customer to have a private mobile phone, as communication takes place via a SIM card installed in the vehicle at the factory.
For iOS and Android users this can be done by using the BMW Connected app on your phone and connecting your smartphone to the car. Then you can import your meetings and appointments in the app. Then you`ll receive time to leave notifications.
Select "Settings" then "Driver Profiles" in the main menu. Here you will find the three personal driver profiles and the guest profile. The profile that is currently used is marked with a green tick. Now select export via USB, connect a storage medium and press "OK". We recommend the use of a USB storage medium in the "FAT32" or "exFAT" format.
Depending on the use of ConnectedDrive services by the driver, the vehicle usually takes this decision itself.
Moreover, BMW can explicitly trigger the transfer of telematics data to BMW servers for rendering ConnectedDrive services.
Once your vehicle has transmitted telematics data to BMW, you can retrieve the currently saved telematics data for your BMW from the BMW CarData data archive. If no data has been transmitted, no entries will be shown in the data archive. This may apply, for example, to older vehicles without active teleservices.
From the main menu of your in-car screen, select "ConnectedDrive" and then "Messages". You can choose to start guidance to the destination directly from within the message.
If the option to start guidance is not clickable, or destinations do not show up at all in the "Messages" folder, your vehicle’s software likely needs to be updated. Please contact your local BMW dealer to inquire about getting a software update.
BMW collects and stores vehicle positions in anonymised form to provide traffic flow services (Floating Car Data).
The FCD service is carried out to collect current information about road traffic on the existing navigation and ConnectedDrive platforms.
Each ConnectedDrive-enabled vehicle constitutes a "mobile traffic reporter" (Floating Car).
The positional and sensor data collected while driving these vehicles are transferred to the BMW ConnectedDrive centre and the contractually stipulated traffic service provider together with the current time information.
The data are processed in completely anonymous form following their transfer.
This is done free of charge.
Data transfer is also deactivated as soon as the SIM card installed in the vehicle is deactivated.
The traffic information service, including FCD can be deactivated by sending a written request to BMW Customer Services.
With our cooperation partner Nuance® the transformation of voice information into text is carried out via the pre-installed vehicle SIM-card. The message itself is sent via the SIM-card of your paired smartphone.
The planned routes are saved in your BMW Online profile and can be imported into the vehicle. Follow these instructions to do so: 1. Select "Navigation" in the main menu. From the map view push the iDrive Controller to the left twice to get to the navigation menu. 2. In the navigation menu select "Saved trips" and "Import trips". 3. You will then be connected with "BMW Online" and can select the desired route under "My routes". 4. The route will now be imported into your BMW and can be started via the navigation menu. Imported routes are saved in your BMW.
The My Car Is Born feature is an innovative way of sharing information about the progress of your new car as it is being built and delivered to you. You will receive a series of updates in the BMW Connected app regarding the status of your order, along with information about additional options and services, all personalised to you (only available in certain markets).