BMW’s newly-launched app offers a fully connected future for its users as it connects devices, homes, cars, and appliances. BMW’s digital services will be available anytime, anywhere – in or outside of the vehicle.
On 31st March at the Microsoft Build 2016 Conference, BMW presented its “BMW Connected North America” app. The first version of BMW’s app is currently available only for iOS users in the USA.
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This amazing app works as a personal assistant for car owners. It learns your habits over time and is able to predict driving directions, estimated travel times to your next destination based on current traffic conditions and can send guidance for car parking spots.
In practical terms, this means always arriving right on time. BMW Connected North America recognizes arrival times and destination addresses and combines this information.
A message is then sent to the user’s smartphone based on the current traffic situation notifying them of the exact departure time. After getting into the car, a user can transfer destination details on the car’s navigation system with a single touch.
The app can also text your friends or family members to let them know you are on your way. BMW’s app is also capable of locking/unlocking the car, allowing its lights to flash, and start the climate-control system.
BMW created the Open Mobility Cloud System using Microsoft’s Azure Services. The Open Mobility Cloud is an intelligent, continuously learning platform that fulfills customers’ individual mobility needs.
BMW’s app based on the Open Mobility Cloud System offers learning and data analysis capabilities for the machine. The app utilizes intelligent tools which come courtesy of Microsoft such as Windows SQL, IoT Event Hubs and Machine Learning. It also personalizes digital services more effectively.
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The inception of BMW’s vision of digital services, that can control the vehicle seamlessly, has finally turned into a reality. Although the “Connected North America” app is only available for iOS users living in the USA, BMW will launch it for the sake of Android devices in the near future.