BMW Announces New Connected Infotainment Features as OEMs Seek to Emulate the Smartphone Experience

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By Maite Bezerra | 3Q 2020 | IN-5872


BMW Introduces New Infotainment Features


BMW 5 series mid-cycle refresh, which will be available in the 2021 5 Series, introduced key connected infotainment functions, including a cloud-based navigation system called BMW Maps. BMW Maps provides real-time traffic information, continual route updates, intuitive address input, precise route calculation, and higher accuracy. By using an anticipatory approach for navigation and route guidance, BMW Maps can adjust arrival time based on potential hazards and road congestion. The solution also provides available parking spaces at the destination and allows drivers to book and pay for parking (BMW On-Street Parking Information and Park Now).

  BMW Map  

Additionally, BMW is finally offering Over-the-Air (OTA) upgrades for vehicles with BMW Operating System 7.0 and support for Android Auto. BMW has pioneered the launch of embedded cloud-based navigation, reinforcing its commitment to using connectivity and cloud applications to optimize the customer experience. 

Cloud-Based Maps and Remote Updates


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