BMW Connected Drive is a concept from the BMW Group that develops the technology of tomorrow for the automobiles of today. Its focus is on connecting the driver to their vehicle and to their world in an intelligent manner.
BMW ConnectedDrive comprises five services: BMW Assist, BMW Online, BMW Tracking, BMW TeleServices and in-vehicle internet access, the sum of which provides you with a unique range of mobility – the best possible combination of safety, comfort and driving pleasure.
One of the next steps to evolve BMW’s iDrive into Connected Drive is increasing the communication the car has with peripherals. In this case, work is nearly complete on you being able to control your iPod Touch (and, we’re guessing, your iPhone) and all of its applications using the same Apple interface on the car’s console screen.
Not only might it make navigation of your music files easier, but it would make any application you download for your iPod Touch immediately usable in your Bimmer. BMW doesn’t give much away in terms of how this all comes together, but does say that the feature will be available on BMW’s as soon as early 2011.
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