Owners of the newer models can now access the review site straight from their vehicle dashboards.
Yelp will be the first application available on BMW Online in the U.S. Drivers can select it on the ‘Applications’ screen from their car’s dashboard and essentially search for any stores, services, and restaurants around a certain location. Reviews and ratings can be read-out-loud to the driver through the vehicle’s text-to-speech feature. Results can be sorted by distance, star ratings, number of reviews and categories.
BMW Online is exclusively available to BMW drivers who are subscribed to the optional BMW Assist Convenience Plan and have on-board navigation system. The feature is also only available on newer BMW vehicle models.