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BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW X3.

Versatility is an integral part of the BMW X3. Whether for communication, information or entertainment – the innovative solutions from BMW ConnectedDrive allow you to experience mobility in an entirely new way.

BMW Assist Emergency Call.

BMW Assist Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock, supported by trained staff. If a serious accident takes place involving activation of an air bag or the belt tensioners, a BMW Assist Emergency Call is automatically issued. Relevant details such as the exact position of the car, the severity of the accident, and the possible risk of injury to occupants are transmitted to the BMW Call Centre via the car’s built-in SIM card, i.e. independently of a private mobile phone. The BMW Call Centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance over the phone until rescue services arrive. The emergency call can also be triggered manually in case others on the road require help.

ConnectedDrive Services Professional.

The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services Professional forms the basis for the BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.
These include BMW Online, which gives you access to current, localized information such as weather, news, and online search. It is also possible to access popular services such as Yelp, Google Street View and Panoramio. This option also includes secure and unlimited access to smartphone apps such as BMW Connected. You will find lots of other useful apps and more are added every day.

  • BMW Connected App

    Apps can now be conveniently accessed inside a BMW. The free BMW Connected app (available with Apple iOS and Android smartphones) allows social media and infotainment features such as Facebook, Twitter, web radio (web radio not available with the Android app) or a personal smartphone calendar to be used in the car. This option is only available in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services.
    When a smartphone is connected to the car with the snap-in adapter, compatible with a variety of mobile phones, or a smartphone USB cable, the user can conveniently access web radio stations from around the world (when using an Apple iPhone), the latest Twitter status updates and any upcoming appointments via the iDrive system. These features are either displayed in the Control Display or read aloud over the speakers. Other features allow users to receive RSS news feeds and access Wiki Local, which provides Wikipedia information about the local area. The BMW Connected App also provides information about the current availability of ""BMW Apps ready” apps (third-party apps).

Message dictation.

With the Navigation System Professional, a Bluetooth connection and BMW ConnectedDrive Services, picking up the phone is no longer necessary. All text can now be entered vocally. The message dictation allows spoken messages to be converted into text, which can then be sent as emails or text messages. The message dictation can also be used to compose Twitter posts with BMW apps. The message dictation is available free of charge for the first 60 days, after which a fee-based contract with Nuance® is required.
More information on Bluetooth compatibility with smartphones and other mobile devices is available at www.bmw.com/bluetooth.

Advanced Real Time Traffic Information.

Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details of the time and duration of hold-ups are relayed virtually in real time. The data is drawn from such sources as movement profiles from the mobile phone network, the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports. This data is analyzed so precisely that it is possible to localize traffic congestion to the nearest few metres. This enables ARTTI to provide information in real time on the current traffic situation on motorways, main roads, country roads and numerous urban routes. ARTTI is only available in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services Professional and BMW Navigation System Professional.

Remote Services.

Remote Services enables various functions to be activated, deactivated and controlled from a distance. It is also possible to directly transmit addresses found using the Google™ Local Search. What's more, the car's location can be shown within a radius of 1.5 km. The car can also be locked and unlocked by calling the BMW call centre. Remote Services is only available in conjunction with BMW ConnectedDrive Services Professional.

Bluetooth Office.

Bluetooth Office allows to use time spent in the car more effectively. Via Bluetooth-enabled devices, daily work can be conveniently organised while on the go. E-mails, appointments, tasks and text messages are shown on the Control Display or read aloud over the audio speakers. It is also possible to display calendar entries from the Apple iPhone via BMW Apps.