BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW's New and Improved ConnectedDrive Technology

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) pre-warns the driver of any hold ups en-route, and calculates alternative routes to avoid them.

Published 4 July 2011 Staff

For 2011, BMW has enhanced their ConnectedDrive system, offering improved communication between driver and the outside world.

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) pre-warns the driver of any hold ups en-route, and calculates alternative routes to avoid them. It is a superior system to the Traffic Message Channel (TMC) which is currently used, thanks to improved data transmission speeds and more frequent updated. This system works via a SIM card which is integrated into the vehicle.

BMW Live enables the driver's mobile phone to be used as a modem, providing the car's Control Display via Bluetooth. The system can then offer RSS feeds - which can be read via BMW's Text to Speech function, weather reports, Google Local Search, Google Panoramic and Street View. The system will first be available on the new BMW 1 Series from September 2011, before it is rolled out to other models.

The lane Departure Warning system detects lane markings, and will vibrate the steering wheel lightly if the vehicle starts to veer out of lane without an indicator being used. The Speed Limit Display system will read permanent and temporary speed limit signs and will display the current maximum speed to the driver via the new full-colour Head-up display and instrument panel.

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