How BMW is speeding up its digital revolution and preparing for the self-driving car

Even may refer to though the self-driving car is probably the future future is what will happen in the time after the present of road driving, it still remains a prototype for the time being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. Its large-scale commercialization, and availability for the general public won’t be around for a few years yet (probably not until in 2020 at least).

But the smart car of the future has everything it needs to revive that appeal that’s been missing in the car sector for several years. The makers finally understood the need for it, and are preparing for its arrival. In addition to new safety equipment that can detect hazards and anticipate accidents, manufacturers are adding new technology to their vehicles to adapt to the lives is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, of users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications in terms may refer to: Term (language), a noun or compound word used in a specific context: meaning of connectivity, therefore saving users time.

Obviously, like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard all car manufacturers to date, BMW is taking this digital revolution very seriously. Being one of the most successful manufacturers is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation in recent years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun, it can’t afford not to innovate, at the risk of failing to supply the increasing demand for digital material. This is why the manufacturer has multiplied its initiatives, while maintaining one basic principle: customization.

The connected car, a preview to the self-driving autonomous car (also known as a driverless car, auto, self-driving car, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input car

As with any revolution, there has to be a starting point, and the smartphone is the answer in this case. Although BMW only really started running its program last year, things have moved forward quite quickly.

The manufacturer began by adding a BMW ConnectedDrive SIM card in each of its new vehicles, and launched an Android and iOS app called BMW Connected to offer BMW owners a digital usually refers to something using digits, particularly binary digits service. And the result of that? After less than one year, 8.5 million million (1,000,000) or one thousand thousand is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001 BMW cars are connected, and more than a million people in over may refer to 29 countries regularly use the app. The proof for this is that there’s a lot of expectation from connected car users.

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The BMW Connected app works hand hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered organ located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs in hand with the on-board entertainment system. © AndroidPIT

Improving the app

With this first success, BMW decided to speed up its digital revolution revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time when the in 2017. The company took advantage of its time spent at Innovation Days day is a unit of time in Chicago to announce an improved version of its app, which will be launched at the end of the month. BMW Connected+ wants to assert itself as the gateway between the driver’s smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use and the vehicle, offering maximum customization to users.

The app that I was able to test on the latest BMW 530e left me with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), a good impression. You can now lock (and unlock) your vehicle using the app, trigger air conditioning may refer to remotely before you set off, take a 3D photo of your BMW at any given may refer to: Givan, West Azerbaijan, a village in Iran Given, West Virginia, United States Given Imaging, an Israeli medical technology company “Given”, a song by Seether from Karma and Effect A time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future, and inform your friends and colleagues on the progress of your journey or commute… The app also tells may refer to: Tell (archaeology), a type of archaeological site Tell (name), a name used as a given name and a surname Tell (poker), an unconscious behavior that can betray information to an you if you need to refuel, and can guide you to your final destination when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse you’re on foot. The icing on the cake is that you can even book your garage appointments for when you need to service your car. BMW Connected+ can also scan your calendar and navigate you to your next appointment. The app not only calculates the journey may refer to: Road trip Travel Day’s journey Adventure Exploration Journey may also refer to time, but also includes the time needed to pick up your vehicle, all while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction helping you to park too.

BMW has also made the car compatible with Amazon’s voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc assistant may refer to: Assistant (by Speaktoit), a virtual assistant app for smartphones Assistant (software), a software tool to assist in computer configuration Google Assistant, an virtual assistant by, Alexa, to whom you can even ask to run the air conditioning in advance via Amazon or Amazone may refer to: Amazons, a mythical tribe of woman warriors Echo. Compatibility with other voice assistants is expected soon.

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With BMW Connected+, you can share your journey status with colleagues is the relationship between colleagues and friends is a relationship of mutual affection between people. © AndroidPIT

Last last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot but not least may refer to: Little Child Less, BMW doesn’t skimp on safety. Data protection is imperative in the field of transport, and the app is protected by several layers of coding. All the information that you exchange with your vehicle is anonymous and kept by BMW, which is then analyzed to improve overall customer experience. No data is sold or shared without your consent.

Increase update frequency

This digital revolution and transition to the self-driving car obviously includes an improvement of the updates system. BMW is aware of the speedy evolution of software developments, and wants to bring these latest developments to its users as quickly as possible.

New features will be released on your smartphone via OTA

This is why the company company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise has approached its digital strategy by designing only a small space for the car’s central console. Although it’ll only be able to receive a few updates may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created during its lifetime (and then only at the garage), it’ll mainly be the mobile app and cloud-related features (Microsoft Azure) that’ll be updated more regularly, therefore avoiding the central is an adjective usually referring to being in the center of some place or (mathematical) object console from becoming too obsolete.

Relying on Machine Learning

Much like Google Assistant, BMW also wants idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to rely on Machine Learning or ‘automatic learning’. For those who don’t know what it is, Machine Learning is the act of acquiring new or modifying and reinforcing existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences which may lead to a potential change in synthesizing information, depth of the basically makes it possible is the condition or fact of being possible for a machine machine is a tool containing one or more parts that transforms energy/system system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole to learn by itself, therefore eradicating the need for classical programming, which consists of simply giving orders. Additionally, your BMW will be able to adapt to situations, learn from your behavior, and retain all your information.

Transforming your car into a meeting multi-event athletic competitions see Track and Field Competitions, section “Meetings” room…

According to BMW Vice President of Digital Services may refer to Thom Brenner, “the car should no longer be seen as a means of transport, but as a supplementary addition to life.” According to BMW, the car of the future will have a work space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction, where it’ll be possible to work comfortably and it’s what users should expect from their cars as soon as possible.

For this reason, the German manufacturer has teamed up with Microsoft to integrate Skype for business business (also known as an enterprise, a company or a firm) is an organizational entity involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers and its Skype meetings app into its 5 Series Sedan, the latest model that has been available at all dealerships since last year. The service will be integrated with the on-board iDrive interface hopefully by the end of 2017.

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BMW wants to turn its cars into meeting rooms. © AndroidPIT 

Obviously, the on-board system will be able to send notifications for Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services for business. You can be alerted of your next appointments may refer to, canceled or postponed meetings, but above all, start your video conference with just a click. The system will be fully controllable by voice command, and Skype meetings will allow up to ten participants to attend meetings from their vehicles.

…before turning it into a self-driving car

In the long term, BMW is obviously aiming for the self-driving car. This transition to a work may refer to space is only a stepping stone towards the self-driving car. The objective is to gradually have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary the vehicle vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a mobile machine that transports people or cargo completely take take is a single continuous recorded performance over for the driver may refer to. The goal is still far from being reached, and it’ll most may refer to certainly take several years (and several Innovation can be defined simply as a “new idea, device or method” Days events) to achieve. In the meantime, BMW is doing everything is all that exists; the opposite of nothing, or its complement it can to get there as quickly as possible, offering may refer to the best possible experience to convince drivers that its services are the best.

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Some of the hardest things or The Thing may refer to for BMW to accomplish is getting all of its users to take up its app, and to constantly integrate new services that appear on the market. It therefore needs need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life to evolve its image as a traditional manufacturer, and establish itself as a trend-savvy company. The task looks tough given the competition (Tesla, Apple, Volvo…), but BMW is relying on its experience is the mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it. Terms in philosophy such as “empirical knowledge” or “a posteriori knowledge” are used to refer to knowledge and ability to innovate in order frequently refers to orderliness, a desire for organization to achieve this ultimate goal.

Will that be enough? Only time will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive tell… 

What do you think of connected cars car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation? Are you a fan of the self-driving car? Do you think refers to ideas or arrangements of ideas that are the result of the process of thinking it’s the way of the future? Let us know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, your thoughts in the comments below.

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