Real Time Traffic Information.
In addition to the data sources that already exist, the innovative service from BMW ConnectedDrive also uses municipal traffic data and anonymised movement profiles from mobile phones in order to calculate continuously updated traffic data in real time. As a result, you will always be able to react in time to adverse developments on your route.
As soon as the navigation system detects a problem, it informs you via the Control Display about all the important details. For example, where – to an accuracy of 500 m – is the congestion? In addition, the system calculates the probable delay you can expect to your journey as a result of the traffic situation.
However, the high quality of information is not achieved solely through transmission in real time, but also by the coverage of the recorded road network. In addition to the motorway network, Real Time Traffic Information includes almost all the important roads in towns and cities as well as cross-country connections.
Prerequisites for the use of Real Time Traffic Information are the Navigation system Professional, the mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface and BMW Assist. Showing the traffic flow in the vehicle display requires the “Grey Map” option in the navigation system to be activated. Real Time Traffic Information is available in Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.