Operating instructions and explanatory videos on using the BMW ConnectedDrive services.

What’s available and how does it work? We introduce you to the most important services & apps and systems and show you in a few steps all that you need to know in order to use the services.

BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps

BMW i ConnectedDrive Services

  • Range display, battery and charging level, service messages or vehicle location: the BMW i Remote App supplies you with detailed information on the current status of your BMW i at all times.

  • The innovative refinement of the BMW i Remote App for the Samsung Gear S means that as from now you are no longer connected with your BMW i via your smartphone but also via your Smartwatch.

  • The quick and economical way: the connected BMW i Navigation guides you along the most efficient route to your destination.

BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance

  • The Steering and lane control assistant including Traffic jam assistant can be activated to support the driver in monotonous traffic situations. Between 0 and 210 km/h, the system steers the vehicle automatically and always keeps the vehicle in the middle of the lane.

  • Active cruise control with Stop&Go function and Approach control warning with braking function reacts to stationary vehicles, independently maintains a preselected distance from the vehicle ahead and automatically controls speed down to standstill, automatically accelerating again as soon as traffic flow allows it.

    The scope of functions may vary according to the BMW model.

  • At speeds of over 70 km/h, Lane Departure Warning recognises lane markings and draws the driver's attention to an unintentional lane change by means of vibrations in the steering wheel. If vehicles enter the driver's blind spot, Lane Change Warning issues a warning with a vibration in the steering wheel and a blinking warning symbol on the exterior mirror.

  • When another vehicle is approaching at high speed from behind or is in your blind spot, the Lane Change Warning helps you to appraise the situation correctly by issuing optical signals.

  • The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on driving. Information such as the current speed, navigation directions, Speed Limit Info including no-overtaking indicator, along with telephone and entertainment lists are displayed.

    The contents displayed depend on the respective equipment.

  • Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator shows you whether any speed restrictions apply or whether overtaking is currently prohibited.

    The contents displayed depend on the respective equipment.

  • The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently hop out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The driver activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle via the BMW display key.

  • The Parking assistant including linear guidance parks the vehicle completely automatically, parallel or perpendicular to the street. The system works by measuring potential spaces while driving past them at a low speed. If the driver parks manually without the help of the Parking assistant, Active Park Distance Control (PDC) offers additional protection against damage with the Lateral parking aid.

    The contents displayed depend on the respective equipment.

  • This service ensures that you always have clear vision and can thus master tight parking spaces and difficult exits. Thanks to cameras in the exterior mirrors and a Rear View Camera, Surround View gives a 270-degree all-round panorama view.

  • The Rear view camera enables improved orientation when reversing at speeds below 15 km/h, for example when parking. It shows the area behind the car on the Control Display. Interactive track lines for measuring distance and turning circles assist the driver when manoeuvring, obstacles are marked in colour.

  • Travelling at night becomes much more relaxed. This is because when BMW Selective Beam detects any vehicles ahead and oncoming traffic, it automatically dips the headlights and allows you to benefit from an especially effective continuous full beam.

  • The Navigation system Professional offers drivers a design implemented completely in 3D combined with an innovative interface concept and numerous functions for navigation, office and multimedia. In its latest generation the Navigation System Professional in connection with BMW ConnectedDrive even carries out automatic updates of the navigation maps.

  • With BMW Gesture Control, certain functions can be operated by means of defined hand movements. For certain operations the system will for example recognise gestures such as 'swiping' or 'pointing' for accepting or rejecting an incoming call, or circular motions of the index finger to adjust volume.