BMW has announced the addition of over-the-air (OTA) software updates to its vehicles.
Owners now have the ability to get the latest updates with Remote Software Upgrade and is now available in all BMW ConnectedDrive markets, and includes the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. Remote Software Upgrade offers vehicle-specific content and updates such as function extensions for driver assistance systems – Active Cruise Control and side collision protection, for example.
Subsequent upgrades will allow customers to source additional vehicle functions from the BMW ConnectedDrive Store and activate them easily in their BMW.
Remote Software Upgrade ensures owners always has the latest software update and functions are constantly improved. Plus, customers will be able to add digital services at a later date. Depending on their car’s specification, customers will be able to use Remote Software Upgrade to activate additional functions seamlessly and conveniently from their home, via smartphone or inside the car itself.
The additional functions of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant can be activated for models such as the new BMW X5, new BMW 3 Series and new BMW 8 Series with BMW Operating System 7.0 from the introduction of Remote Software Upgrade. Future Remote Software Upgrades will regularly expand and improve the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant’s skills.