"At the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, the BMW Group is giving the first insight into the prototype for a personalized digital assistant to support individual mobility: BMW Connected. This vision represents an intelligent, highly personalized world of digital services which integrate the vehicle seamlessly into the life of the user. Users and their personal and very individual needs are situated at the center of the services, irrespective of whether they are moving around with or without a vehicle. The approach to mobility adopted by the BMW Group with this digital assistant is radically new in the automobile industry. A wide range of different end devices are perfectly integrated into the networking system – mobility becomes seamless – and users have more convenience when they are moving around. At the same time they save time, money and energy.
An important part of BMW Connected is universal integration embedded in all the vehicles fitted with BMW ConnectedDrive. This might be the user’s own BMW, but it could also be a vehicle from Drive Now or a BMW being driven as a hire car – all the relevant information is seamlessly accessible. Even when the driver leaves the vehicle, all the data are displayed on different digital end devices. BMW Connected responds to the mobility of the future which already starts long before embarking on a journey and by no means ends after leaving the means of transport. The vehicle functions can still be controlled remotely by smart phone, and information can be accessed. The vehicle now becomes even more intensively integrated as a component of digital life.
BMW Connected is perfectly integrated in BMW vehicles. Travel destinations are one example of information that can be transferred from a smart phone into the navigation system, or current arrival times can be sent to contacts from the vehicle at the touch of a button. The parked vehicle can be closed by smart phone and the navigation to the final destination can be passed on seamlessly to a smart watch. The vision of BMW Connected highlights a wide range of very different mobility options that are intended to offer the user the right solution at the right time: personalised, context-sensitive and individually tailored to the personal Mobility Graph."