iDRIVE TOUCH CONTROLLER.

Using the iDrive Touch Controller, you operate the iDrive system in your BMW comfortably with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated within the controller you can, for example, enter destinations for the navigation system conveniently in your own handwriting. You can also 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 – this significantly reduces the burden on you the driver because it only makes minimum demands on your concentration which is otherwise directed towards events on the road. The Control Display allows you to follow all the functions managed via the controller.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • Available in many BMW models as from 07/13. Until July 2013, the iDrive Controller will continue to be installed; it enables you to operate entertainment, information, communication and navigation functions intuitively

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 Navigation system Professional 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.

 

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • Тhe BMW Gesture and Touch Control is currently only available for the BMW 7 Series

VOICE ASSISTANT.

The Voice Assistant offers the highest possible level of speech support. It understands natural speech, as opposed to only recognising limited commands. The Voice Assistant 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 Voice Assistant. 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.

  • Requirements/availability

    Availability:

    • The Voice Assistant is currently only available for the BMW 7 Series Sedan

BMW CAR HOTSPOT LTE.

With the BMW Car Hotspot your passengers can also surf the Internet with their smartphones, tablets or laptops at any time during the journey. Installation of the hotspot is quick and easy thanks to the snap-in adapter in the central armrest. Up to eight devices can receive high-speed Internet at the same time with the new LTE (long-term evolution) wireless communication standard. Wi-Fi in your BMW permits faster data transfer, improved reception, reduced electromagnetic radiation and extended battery life. It can also be used outside of the vehicle for up to 30 minutes.

  • Requirements/availability

    Requirements:

    • Own LTE-capable SIM card necessary
    • An 8-digit PIN has to be entered when first establishing a connection with the Hotspot. For devices with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, simply move the device a short distance above the LTE lettering, and coupling takes place automatically
    • The BMW Car Hotspot LTE is not available in all countries