All BMWs to come with satellite navigation, ConnectedDrive as standard in SA

BMW navigation system business, ConnectedDrive and real time traffic information to become standard equipment on all BMW models produced in South Africa from this month (July 2016). By Staff Writer

The German carmaker said the specifications will strengthen its product offering within the premium segment and deliver more sheer driving pleasure to customers.

Navigation System Business

The BMW Navigation System Business has a built-in 6,5″ black-panel colour monitor with a high resolution colour display, dynamic route guidance with automatic alternative routes available presented in the cockpit or on the BMW Head-Up Display, 2D map or combined arrow and map display. It also includes the BMW Radio Professional, CD drive, iDrive Controller and functional bookmarks.

ConnectedDrive Services

The BMW ConnectedDrive Services feature gives the driver access to the world of BMW ConnectedDrive. It also allows BMW owners to use countless services and apps from a range of categories including travel, office and entertainment.

Features such as “My Info” / “Send to Car” or BMW Online applications make sure the driver always remains fully informed. BMW Online Weather and ECO PRO Analyser gives the BMW driver a perfect service for travel and navigation. This service also enables BMW owners to take their office into their BMWs with Bluetooth Office, BMW Online Office and other functions and apps such as Deezer, snippy or Stitcher. ConnectedDrive also allows BMW owners to take their social networks into their car to link up with everything that matters.

BMW owners can also book other optional services and apps from BMW ConnectedDrive on the basis of ConnectedDrive Services such as Concierge Services and Internet.

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)

RTTI keeps the driver constantly supplied with up-to-the-minute traffic information. It transmits precise details on the location and duration of holdup in real time. Data sources include movement profiles from the cellular network and GPS data from various sources. The evaluation is so precise that traffic jams can be accurately localised to the nearest 100 metres.

RTTI is therefore able to a driver updated on the current traffic conditions on highways, major roads and country roads as well as numerous inner-city routes and recommend efficient detours.


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