Announced back in April by us, the BMW’s new gimmick, MyInfo is part of the redesigned and improved iDrive Navigation System. MyInfo is the U.S version of the BMW ConnectedDrive feature that was released by BMW at the Geneva Show this year. Among the other features, the BMW ConnectedDrive gives the driver and his passengers the option to surf the internet while traveling, calling up any random internet site either by entering the URL address through the iDrive control system or via a personalized list of favorites, and then presenting the website on the central display in the instrument panel.
Google’s most innovative product named, Google Maps, is part of the MyInfo system and it redefines the way we interact with our car. Our friend Jonathan Spira had the opportunity to test the MyInfo features in a 2009 BMW X6. I will post an excerpt then link to Jonathan’s full story and photos.
“I spent almost two weeks with an X6 recently and had an opportunity to use MyInfo extensively. Although MyInfo sounds similar to a service available through BMW Assist’s Convenience Plan, you don’t have to have the Convenience Plan to use MyInfo. All cars with the basic BMW Assist Safety Plan get this functionality, while new cars equipped with BMW Assist receive four year of service.”