Whether or not you’re a tech addict, you realize that the digital revolution is now moving at high speed. Before you know it, there’s already a new one on the loop. Last year’s CES has just brought us BMW’s “Connected” software and “Open Mobility Cloud”. And now, BMW welcomes 2017 with a new and better offer.
The German brand will demonstrate its latest “Connected Window” system at the ongoing CES 2017 in Las Vegas. In line with BMW’s “Open Mobility Cloud” and “Connected” app, BMW’s “Connected Window” lets you retrieve information whether at home, from the car or essentially anywhere with your mobile device.
BMW’s newest technology is set to bring more convenience to the user’s digital lifestyle. By sending information to the vehicle at the comfort of your home, there’s no need to hop into your car every time just to input an address at the navigation system.
The “Window” is basically a big screen that shows everything you need to know (in a much larger scale). Simply put, it’s like giving its users an instant “connection” from home to their car or vice versa. The large screen display is also integrated with gesture controls should you want to interact with the “Window” display or send information through the “Open Mobility Cloud” platform.
Since BMW’s “Connected Window” works alongside the brand’s “Connected” software app, you won’t miss any text messages, notes, appointments as well as the latest traffic and navigation update. In other words, you don’t need to worry about being late for work, a lunch meeting or an important dinner.
Of course, BMW Connected app (or other apps) can do just the same. Nonetheless, BMW owners will find it more convenient as the system receives information on simultaneous devices. That means you can plan ahead and keep things organized whether on the road, on mobile phone or even when you just got out of bed.
From home, the system’s live traffic feed already helps in calculating your route. You will then receive notification on the perfect time to leave. This must be the reason why they came up with a new product and aptly called it “Window”. It’s like peeking through the window of the world without leaving your own place.
From our point of view, the “Connected Window” is integrated technology at its finest. The only downside perhaps is having to deal with privacy concerns. When you have an app that knows your schedule, next trip and whereabouts, that means you’ll also have to entrust your data and all other personal information. On the brighter side, this may not be a problem for those who think that with the pace of technology, it is inevitable.