The Australian division of BMW is set to see a big boost in its data collection shortly, as with an expansion of its ConnectedDrive services, all new BMW’s in the country will be fitted with telematics systems going forward.
These will be pushed alongside driver aids like parking assistance, heads-up displays and night vision, with stat tracking systems. It will come as a range of services and apps, with all those buying the new vehicles offered subscription plans for the connected cars. The real ConnectedDrive services won’t begin operation until 2015, but certain apps will be made available before then to allow new owners to take advantage of the advanced features.
“BMW ConnectedDrive provides the most comprehensive and innovative means of connectivity between the occupants, a vehicle and the outside world,” says Toni Andreevski, general manager of marketing at BMW Australia (via Motoring).