BMW Real-Time Information Now on Internet With BMW Routes
Specifically, customers who have subscribed to the BMW Assist and BMW Online features offered in BMW ConnectedDrive now have access to the latest traffic reports via Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI) from the Web portal with any Internet-enabled device. Previously users could only access this service while in the vehicle.
BMW ConnectedDrive customers can enter their destination online at anytime and easily plan their next route. They can also access traffic information about incidents or traffic flow, in addition to defining route criteria and requesting alternative routes from the system.
Based on the current traffic situation, the route planner can also calculate the exact time of arrival. And if traffic conditions should change or worsen once a route has been planned, the route planner can send the driver an e-mail well in advance and suggest an earlier departure time.
This allows the driver to continue working at the office or take part in a meeting without worrying about when to get behind the wheel – the route planner will indicate the precise time to leave for the next appointment.
The company says the online usage of RTTI beyond the confines of the vehicle environment will also be possible with the My BMW Remote App on supported smartphones from this fall.