While at Paris Motor Show, Dr. Eckhard Steinmeier, General Manager BMW ConnectedDrive, offered to demo for us the My BMW Remote application for the iPhone. We first wrote about the new app last week, shortly after it became available in the iTunes Store for the UK market.
Currently the application is available only in Europe, but it will make its way to other markets in the near future.
Labeled “My BMW Remote”, the new iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app, includes the remote functions of BMW Assist. (See iTunes link)
Here are some of the features available: Remote Door Lock & Unlock, Remote Climate Control, Remote Light Flash (remote control of configurable exterior light functions to locate the vehicle), Google Local Search (address destination search on the iPhone and transfer to the vehicle navigation system) and Vehicle Finder (display of current vehicle position on a map in the iPhone – for locating a parked car within a radius of up to 1,5 kilometers).