During Build Day 2 keynote last week, BMW announced their new BMW Connected app for iOS devices powered by Microsoft Azure. This app acts as a smart personalized assistant learns your mobility patterns and usage to optimize your time, you can stay in control of your vehicle with remote commands and it can be the one place for all your end-to-end trip planning with your vehicle.
“BMW Connected is more than an app. It’s an experience on top of an intelligent platform that can learn about your driving habits,” Brenner says. “We are building this platform as a foundation for our future services and experiences … and Microsoft Azure and Azure services gave us the right tools.”
Azure’s platform-as-a-service products such as App Service give BMW’s platform resilience and scalability, while Azure’s global network allows for a seamless rollout of services worldwide. Service Fabric enables the automaker to build individual mobility graphs with personalized data and real-time context. Event Hubs handles data injections, HDInsight manages large amounts of unstructured data and Azure Machine Learning enables intelligent, scalable systems.
The new BMW Connected is compatible with Model Year 2014 and newer BMW vehicles equipped with option 6AK (BMW Online and BMW Apps), except 2014 X6 SAC.
Download the app here from App Store.