The new BMW iDrive offers you a completely intuitive user experience based on the new BMW Operating System 8, a new generation of displays, controls and software as well as especially efficient connectivity and data processing. With BMW iDrive, your vehicle becomes an active partner in communication, displaying more intelligence, personalisation and emotion than ever before.
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What is BMW iDrive with BMW Operating System 8?
Extending beyond a classic display and control concept, the BMW iDrive with BMW Operating System 8 takes on the integration of telematics and connectivity services ranging from data processing and handling, the coupling of terminal devices, the deep integration of 3rd party applications or projected modes through to the seamless inclusion of cloud-based services such as BMW Maps. Remote Software Upgrade, which was first introduced with the BMW Operating System 7 will be continued and continuously optimised.
What new features does BMW iDrive with BMW Operating System 8 have to offer?
BMW iDrive with BMW Operating System 8 is the most powerful and extensive technology stack that BMW has ever developed. It provides the foundation for the eighth generation and reinterpretation of BMW iDrive. With a new generation of displays, controls and software alongside especially efficient connectivity and data processing functionality, the BMW iDrive and BMW Operating System 8 creates the basis for an intuitive, personal, inspiring yet simultaneously emotional dialogue between human and vehicle.
When and in which BMW models will the new BMW iDrive with BMW Operating System 8 be introduced?
The launch of the BMW iDrive with BMW Operating System 8 will take place successively in all BMW vehicle classes. In 2021, the technology will first come into use in the BMW iX and then in the BMW i4.
What additional functionalities does the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant offer in my vehicle with BMW iDrive and BMW Operating System 8?
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is the most important interface for communication with and operation of your vehicle with BMW iDrive and Operating System 8. As before, to reinforce the personal relationship between the digital companion and the vehicle occupants, you can give the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant an individual name of your choice, which can then use to call it up. The new visualisation using illuminated spheres of different size and brightness gives the assistant more scope and additional capabilities of expression. For communication with the driver, the optical display appears on the Information Display or the Head-Up Display and for communication with the front passenger on the right-hand side of the BMW Curved Display. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant has also undergone further functional development. Thanks to an increase in the amount of underlying data and information, the digital assistant is not only more intelligent but also capable of reacting in a context-related manner. It is able to take account of the situation in the vehicle and its surroundings in determining when and how it communicates with the occupants. In addition, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant can also access an even higher number of functions in the vehicle. It masters the control of functions such as air conditioning, Ambient lighting, audio reproduction, side windows, shading of the Panorama glass roof as well as the switching of MyModes, the driver assistance systems and numerous others. Furthermore, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant takes on the role of a vehicle expert and answers questions on the operation of functions, on check control messages, on the trip history or the vehicle properties. It also has access to information on points of interest, such as restaurants, parking options, shops and cultural venues.
What are the MyModes in my vehicle with BMW iDrive and Operating System 8?
Overall interplay between a wide range of functions during the journey allows the new MyModes in your vehicle with BMW iDrive and Operating System 8 to generate unique moments resulting from combination of vehicle properties and interior atmosphere adapted to the specific situation. The MyModes “Sport” and “Efficient” are preconfigured while the settings for the “Personal” mode can be individually programmed. MyModes can be activated in the vehicle by voice command (“Hey BMW, change to MyMode Efficient”) or via the MyModes controls.
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