Con­nec­tiv­ity and per­son­alised ser­vices

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - World Of Luxury -

Own­ing a lux­ury car also means be­ing in a world of en­hanced connnecvity on-the-go and cus­tomised ser­vices that make your life eas­ier.

BMW Malaysia of­fers BMW Con­nect­edDrive and also, Concierge Ser­vices for own­ers of se­lected car mod­els.

This al­lows the BMW owner to ac­cess the In­ter­net in the car, re­ceive, read and re­ply to e-mail, find the best res­tau­rants in town with rec­om­men­da­tions from BMW On­line, and with the aid of My Info/Send to Car, take the most im­por­tant ad­dresses, tele­phone num­bers or short mes­sages into the car.

As for BMW Concierge Ser­vices, avail­able with se­lected mod­els such as the 430i Coupé M Sport, the BMW owner gets ac­cess to as­sis­tance from BMW Call Cen­tre Agents which are avail­able 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Help can be pro­vided for needs such as look­ing for the near­est cash dis­penser, an on-duty phar­ma­cist, book­ing a ho­tel room or use­ful in­for­ma­tion on travel des­ti­na­tions. When look­ing for a spe­cific lo­ca­tion, the BMW Call Cen­tre can of­fer ad­vice and send the ad­dress de­tails straight to the car’s nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem.

In the near fu­ture, lux­ury could even mean fully au­to­mated in­tel­li­gent self-driv­ing cars to where pas­sen­gers just need to say the lo­ca­tion they want to go and the car will do the rest.

In the BMW Group’s Roll­sRoyce Vi­sion Next 100 con­cept, the owner is driven by ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence in a spa­cious co­coon.

There are no steer­ing wheel, clunky con­trol but­tons and switches, busy dash­board, and foot ped­als.

Co­de­named 103EX and pow­ered by an elec­tric pow­er­train, the two-seater self-driv­ing car is voice con­trolled by oc­cu­pants seated on a silk-cov­ered sofa, fac­ing a trans­par­ent OLED screen.

Be­sides driv­ing the car, the 103EX’s ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is ex­pected to ad­vise own­ers on itin­er­ar­ies, sched­ules and op­tions, and re­mind them about ap­point­ments and tasks, and make help­ful sug­ges­tions.


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