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Intelligent voice assistant with offboard voice processing

Intelligent voice assistant with offboard voice processing.

The Intelligent voice assistant with offboard voice processing offers the highest possible level of speech support. It understands natural speech, as opposed to only recognising limited commands. The Intelligent voice assistant with offboard voice processing not only includes a large scope of individual and situational variations; it also understands linguistic varieties, dialects and jargon. This enables a substantially greater range of possibilities when dictating text messages or emails.

The huge increase in the range of available functions is the result of the server-based off-board language recognition system that forms the basis of the Intelligent voice assistant with offboard voice processing. This cloud function enables searches to be conducted quickly and simply on the Internet using everyday language, aiding the navigation system. It is possible to search for specific restaurants in the local area simply by asking naturally, for example. In addition, the move to the cloud allows for more frequent update cycles, guaranteeing that all future innovations are available as soon as possible, whether regarding new software or improvements to computer linguistics.

Professional Navigation System

Professional Navigation System.

The Professional Navigation System impresses with its design and superlative range of services. The high-resolution colour display provides a unique look. Sharp contrasts and a crystal clear presentation provide the basis to ensure excellent legibility. The system excels with its quick start function, lightning-fast route calculation, individual tips on reducing consumption and the 3D map navigation for easy guidance in the city.

In its latest generation the Professional Navigation System, in connection with BMW ConnectedDrive, regularly carries out automatic updates of the navigation maps. As soon as updated material is available for the selected region, the update is transferred by mobile bluetooth thanks to the permanently installed SIM card – and this takes place up to four times a year. The update incurs neither licence fees nor transmission costs. Without the need to register or log in to a portal, the navigation system is always equipped with up-to-date maps. Even during the update process, the navigation function remains available without any restrictions.

Navigation Map update

Navigation Map update.

BMW Navigation systems make everyday life easier: and it provide us with the optimal route from A to B and supports the FAS-Systems with the latest information. But a navigation system is only as good as the currency of its maps. Problem-free navigation to the destination and the insertion of traffic jam warnings can be ensured only if the map material is up to date (up to 15% road changes in Europe each year).

But how do we update our navigation system if the routes change or new roads are added? BMW is the first automobile manufacturer to offer three possible update processes - USB Full Map update via dealer or ConnectedDrive Store and automatic "Over-The-Air" (incremental) update via the permanently installed SIM card up to four times per year (for the preselected region). The“Over-The-Air” update incurs neither license fees nor transmission costs. Without the need to register or log in to a portal, the navigation system is always equipped with up-to-date maps. Even during the update process, the navigation remains available without any restrictions.

Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging

Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging.

Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging incorporates a wireless charging dock and an integrated warning system in case the phone is forgotten. In addition, two fully functional USB ports are available, each with up to two amperes of charge current for quickly charging mobile devices.

The technical capacity for a WiFi hotspot allows for the fee-based use of a service provider's hotspot plan. The roof aerial ensures that mobile reception is at least as good as it is outside of the vehicle. A second microphone with an additional volume control ensures optimum comprehensibility when using the hands-free function, even from the front passenger seat.

Two mobile phones and a mobile audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. The Enhanced Bluetooth package includes Bluetooth Office with access to the calendar, SMS and email functions for compatible smartphones. Additionally, a wireless NFC interface enables mobile phones to be connected to the vehicle quickly and easily.

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Integrated SIM card.

Connectivity whenever and wherever you need it: the integrated SIM card enables you to use many BMW ConnectedDrive features without the need for your own mobile phone.

The SIM card is permanently built into your vehicle as part of the BMW Teleservices equipment option. This makes it accident-proof and able to assist you in difficult situations. BMW Teleservices is part of the basic features ConnectedDrive Services and Intelligent Emergency Call (6AC), which provide the foundation for using many other BMW ConnectedDrive features.

The integrated SIM card enables equipment options such as Real Time Traffic Information, Concierge Services, BMW Remote Services or Internet, without the need for any additional devices.

BMW WiFi hotspot

BMW WiFi hotspot.

The equipment includes a built-in BMW WiFi hotspot using the LTE standard, which allows for a paid internet connection. Passengers can then go online with all suitable devices, work on emails, stream music and videos, and much more. The hotspot ensures that there are no obstacles to enjoying a fascinating mobile internet experience with the maximum LTE standard while on the move.

This function is compatible with a huge array of devices, such as BMW Touch Command, laptops, tablets and mobile phones from various manufacturers. Up to ten devices can be connected to the BMW WiFi hotspot at the same time. The vehicle is connected via the built-in SIM card with a fee-based hotspot plan from a service provider.

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iDrive Touch Controller

iDrive Touch Controller.

Conveniently manage the iDrive System with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated within the controller enter information such as destinations for the navigation system in your own handwriting.

Call up and adjust a large number of functions as well as scroll through lists. Operation is effortless and intuitive using the sense of touch, reducing the burden on the driver with its minimum demands on concentration. The Control Display allows you to conveniently follow all the functions managed via the controller.

Note - only available with pro media package.

BMW Display Key

BMW Display Key.

The BMW Display Key shows various information about the vehicle's status and allows selected functions to be controlled via the integrated touch display. The time can be displayed, along with remaining fuel and current range, service notifications, as well as the current status of the central locking system, the windows and the glass roof. In addition, the following equipment can be operated via the BMW Display Key: Remote Control Parking and Auxiliary heating.

The BMW Display Key can be charged wirelessly, or with the included USB cable.

BMW Gesture and Touch Control.

With BMW Gesture Control, selected functions can be operated by means of defined hand movements. Simple gestures such as 'swiping' or 'pointing' are identified in the recognition area above the centre console and trigger a function such as accepting or rejecting an incoming telephone call. Volume can be adjusted by circular motions of the index finger.

The latest-generation Professional Navigation System offers the possibility of intuitive operation via Touch Display. Both Gesture Control and Touch Display complement the existing operating systems, such as the iDrive Touch Controller.