IF YEARS WERE MILESTONES.
Experience in innovation: the developments in BMW ConnectedDrive.
Safety becomes measurable.
The world’s first integrated radar-based distance warning device is installed in the BMW Turbo concept car. The BMW Turbo also measures lateral acceleration forces and warns its driver when the BMW is losing its grip on the road.
What's the engine doing at the moment?
BMW is the first manufacturer to employ telemetry in motor racing: real-time engine data are transmitted by radio from the Formula 1 car to the control room. This lets engineers gather decisive insights into the workings of a racing engine.
The outside world – from inside.
The BMW 745i is the first car to feature an on-board computer with an exterior temperature display. It warns the driver of the critical temperature at which black ice forms.
Parking made easier.
Unique across Europe: the BMW 7 Series features Park Distance Control (PDC). The system employs ultrasonic sensors to determine distances when parking, and enables precise manoeuvring – even in the tightest of spaces.
BMW knows the way.
BMW installs Europe’s first integrated navigation system. The advanced aid to orientation represents another step towards networking drivers and the outside world.
Fast and specific emergency aid.
Beginning in the USA and from 1999 as the first manufacturer in Europe, BMW offers an emergency call function that automatically alarms the BMW Call Centre and communicates the vehicle’s precise GPS positioning coordinates.
Europe’s fastest advisor: a BMW.
With BMW Assist, BMW is the first European manufacturer to offer an extensive safety and services package. The new telematic services include, amongst other features, detailed traffic information and location-relevant information services for filling stations and hotels that can be sent directly from the BMW Call Centre and received in the car.
BMW goes online.
The first Internet-based automobile portal. Today, BMW Online comprises the following services: address book, BMW Routes, stock market, email account, Google™ Local Search, hotels and restaurants, country information, news, Online Music Track Update, Parking Info, Route Guide, text-to-speech function, Weather and Precipitation Radar.
Exclusive telematic functions for information exchange with BMW Service Partners: BMW TeleServices enable manual and automatic arrangement of servicing schedules, the transmission of vehicle data and remote servicing diagnostics.
The essentials at a glance.
BMW is the world’s first manufacturer to introduce a full-colour Head-Up Display. All driver-relevant information is projected onto the windscreen in the driver’s field of vision.
BMW is the world’s first manufacturer to present Google services for use in cars. As an additional feature, search results from home computers can be sent directly to the car with the ‘Send to Car’ function.
WWW im BMW.
World premiere: BMW presents unlimited on-board Internet capability for cars.