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4BMW Smart Charging App helps drivers charge for less

Company says it can save EV drivers $400 a year

As electric vehicles proliferate and people try to conserve energy, moves toward smart charging seem only natural. Now, BMW is offering smarter charging, and it should mean more money in the pockets of its customers when they charge at home.

36BMW adds iDrive Touch and 3D maps to latest generation infotainment system [w/video]

BMW claims to have been the first carmaker to offer an in-dash navigation system all the way back in 1994 on its 7 Series. It was also arguably the first automaker to experience the backlash that comes with poor user interface design when it introduced the iDrive system in 2001. Nav systems today have trickled down to cars costing a fraction of the 7 Series these days, and iDrive has matured to become a competitive infotainment platform among the luxury set. This week, BMW is unveiling the lates

9Yelp comes to BMW ConnectedDrive

In-car point-of-interest and Google searches are all well and good, but it's hard to decipher what restaurants, bars and other local businesses are worth your hard-earned bucks while you're on the go. Yelp for BMW ConnectedDrive solves that problem.

8BMW Online gets updated interface for 2009 and later models

BMW owners with 2009 or later models equipped with BMW Online will begin receiving an update to the service that overhauls the UI and streamlines some of the functionality of the ConnectedDrive system.

5MOG coming to BMW ConnectedDrive

MOG's on-demand streaming music service is set to come to BMW later this year, allowing drivers to enjoy high-quality 320kbps music through their ConnectedDrive-equipped vehicle.

17BMW shows you how to steal jewelry in 10 steps

What's the best way for BMW to highlight its ConnectedDrive system? Thievery, of course.

9BMW brings real-time traffic to your desktop

Owners hooked up with BMW ConnectedDrive now have the ability to access real-time traffic information from any internet connected device through the system's recently launched web portal.

AddWatch This: BMW ConnectedDrive recognizes you, matches music to your mood

BMW's ConnectedDrive crew has its hands full. Not only is it rolling out new technologies on a near-weekly basis, it's developing a full-fledged concept for next month's Geneva Motor Show. On top of that, a couple of its team members are trying to make two of our infotainment dreams a reality: customizable mood-based music and the automotive equivalent of the Continuous Client.

26BMW introducing iPad docks for back seats, iPhone 4 integration

BMW ConnectedDrive – Click above for high-res image gallery

17Video: BMW's iDrive gets improved iPod functionality

BMW's iDrive features for the iPod – Click above to watch video after the jump

402009 BMW 3 Series unveiled

Click above for 40 hi-res images of the freshened 3 series

26BMW's in-car internet coming to U.S. later this year

It looks like BMW will begin rolling out its in-car internet system to markets outside of Germany sooner than expected, according to Automotive News. ConnectedDrive offers unrestricted access to the Web through the EDGE network, one of the faster mobile connections on the planet, and while backseat passengers can surf while on the go, front seat occupants will have to keep their speed under 5 kph if they want to check their favorite websites. BMW is setting up the system so that unlimited access

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