Every BMW vehicle has both built-in and optional technologies to make driving safer. Built-in as standard on all new BMW vehicles, BMW Emergency Call ensures that in the event of an accident, help is always close at hand. The vehicle is directly linked to the local emergency services via its own SIM card, allowing assistance to be contacted simply by pressing the SOS button. In a more serious accident, crash sensors automatically trigger an emergency call connecting the emergency services directly to your vehicle.
Also included as standard, the Bluetooth hands-free facility with USB audio interface enables the driver to stay focused on the road and talk on the phone. All the phone’s functions can be operated via the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, or the iDrive Controller, functional bookmarks or the voice control system if fitted, so attention need never leave the road.
Optional safety technologies cover all types of driving, from Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning for motorways, to Traffic Jam Assistant and Surround View for urban driving and parking. The range and availability of different technological options vary with each model, but all add another layer of security and peace of mind.