Munich. The My BMW Remote app is now available for
smartphones running the Android operating system, too. The application
can be downloaded for free from the Google Play store (Android
Market), and offers all the same functionalities as the iPhone version
first brought out in autumn 2010.
My BMW Remote allows users to operate all manner of functions in
their BMW from outside the vehicle, without even having to be nearby:
“Remote Door Lock & Unlock” allows the car to be locked and
unlocked from a smartphone.
“Climate Control” makes it possible to control the interior
temperature by adjusting the auxiliary ventilation and heating
settings, and programming the systems by timer.
With “Horn Blow” for sounding the horn and “Flash Light” for
briefly switching on the exterior lights, users can trigger acoustic
and visual signals to help them find their vehicle in crowded car
parks, for instance.
· If the car is out of sight and hearing distance but within a
radius of up to 1,5 km, the “Vehicle Finder” function is able to
display a map on the smartphone screen showing the way to the
vehicle’s location. This function is only available when the
ignition is switched off, thereby making it impossible to track the
Finally, using Google Local Search, users are able to import
points of interest (POIs) from their smartphone into the vehicle’s
navigation system via the message list.
“By extending our My BMW Remote app to Android devices as well, we
are responding to the recent rapid spread of this operating system,”
explains Dr Eckhard Steinmeier, Head of BMW ConnectedDrive. “Google
Android is the fastest-growing software platform for smartphones and
tablets, so we are now delighted to be able to offer our customers the
remote app functions on this operating system, too.”
Both My BMW Remote apps can be used in conjunction with a valid BMW
ConnectedDrive contract in all current models equipped with BMW
Assist. The range of functions may vary depending on the model, year
of manufacture and destination market. Customers receive detailed
information regarding this when downloading the application.