BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles announce home-to-vehicle cooperation
BMW China and Baidu announced the signing of an agreement between BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles on a home-to-vehicle cooperation. This service allows customers to access vehicle information by voice control and operate, from their home, functions such as check fuel levels, lock their car doors via remote control, search for mobility information stored by BMW Connected, and plan routes and departure times in advance. The voice control function can be activated by using certain wake-up words.
BMW Connected integrates vehicles into their users’ digital lives via multiple touchpoints. It is powered by the BMW Open Mobility Cloud, a flexible, cloud-based system.
BMW Connected was launched in China in December 2016 and now has over one million customers and counting. In addition to global services, BMW Connected also offers a range of services tailored to Chinese customers, such as making appointments for vehicle repairs and maintenance, an airport premium service, valet parking, fuel card recharging, a traffic violation query service, and a payment service. BMW Connected is available on both iOS and Android platforms. The software upgrade allows BMW Connected to keep expanding its range of services to develop the local digital ecosystem and promote premium services for Chinese customers.