The German car brand released three new technologies that make cars more connected and supportive than ever

BMW is making major steps in developing the ultimate connected car. Recently it announced three separate technologies that build upon its current series of connected services in their cars. The first, Connected+, is a further extension of their current offer, the second, BMW ID, enables personalized information sharing across all BMWs and the third enables you to integrate both Microsoft Exchange and Skype into your BMW driving experience.

BMW Connected+ essentially strengthens the information transfer between smartphones and cars. The system will be able to check your gasoline levels, let you know if you need more gas to make it to your destination and suggests gas stations en route. It will also alert the people you are picking up your ETA and location so you don’t have to worry about texting while you’re driving. In addition to helping you while in the car, it directs you to your destination on foot once you hop out of the car.

The second advancement, BMW ID, is a personalization system that enables you to connect to all the BMW cars you drive, as the ID system is a vehicle-independent profile that lives in the cloud. It stores personalized vehicle settings such as navigation routes and allows any driver with a BMW ID who gets into a connected BMW and logs in, to have all of their personal information and settings transferred over to the current vehicle.

The third new technology allows secure in-car access to Microsoft Exchange emails accounts which will make working from your car very easy. You’ll be able to set appointments, check emails and compose emails using voice recognition. Additionally, the technology is able to identify and flag Skype meetings on an infotainment console.

BMW is clearly working full-speed at creating technology that will make the BMW brand experience hyper-convenient and efficient. As automakers are developing the first generation of completely autonomous cars, BMW is getting ready to have all the necessary technology ready when the day comes.

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BMW is making major steps in developing the ultimate connected car. Recently it announced three separate technologies that build upon its current series of connected services in their cars. The first, Connected+, is a further extension of their current offer, the second, BMW ID, enables personalized information sharing across all BMWs and the third enables you to integrate both Microsoft Exchange and Skype into your BMW driving experience.

BMW Connected+ essentially strengthens the information transfer between smartphones and cars. The system will be able to check your gasoline levels, let you know if you need more gas to make it to your destination and suggests gas stations en route. It will also alert the people you are picking up your ETA and location so you don’t have to worry about texting while you’re driving. In addition to helping you while in the car, it directs you to your destination on foot once you hop out of the car.