Infotainment in the BMW 7 series: Some of it works like magic

Quite a bit of Display: This is the first impression when you get it done in 2019 modernized BMW 7 series is comfortable and a look at the Infotainment equipmen

Infotainment in the BMW 7 series: Some of it works like magic

Quite a bit of Display: This is the first impression when you get it done in 2019 modernized BMW 7 series is comfortable and a look at the Infotainment equipment throws. Mercedes-Benz with his Mbux-the System has, in contrast, huge Display, and Audi in the A8 and A6 also significantly more than Bayern in their upper-class flagship.

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Behind the Wheel of the digital instruments in the cockpit with a diagonal of 12.3 inches, and to the right of the on-Board monitor is fixed with only 10.25 inches fixed on the valve carrier. The not first much. But in comparison with It the more subtle, back like immediately-retaining Design with fine menus, and clear structures. This is not the Nerd has mentioned, but a lot of drivers who wants to be distracted as little as possible is.

As his rivals in the upper class, but also BMW uses to operate on the Maxim that it comes in many Ways to the goal. The on-Board monitor is touch-sensitive, so you can tap with your Finger on the icons, it recognizes Gestures and responds to the approach of the Hand. After a few days of that operating element which we liked best, the banished Mercedes and Audi from the interior of the Controller next to the selector lever of the automatic transmission, turning, pressing and sliding can be. It allows for precise Work with minimal distraction.

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Then the voice recognition. As for Mercedes, they do not grow beyond themselves, to recognize only commands around Navigation and telephony, but also as a personal assistant with "Hey BMW" appeal. Thankfully, BMW dispensed with some of the antics and allows for meaningful queries, for example for the explanation of how the high-beam assistant and other vehicle functions work. The wizard not only saves the regularly travelled routes, and goals, but the personalization goes so far here, that you "can create If then" linkages of the type that the steering wheel heater is always switched on when the outside temperature falls below a predetermined value. As with Siri and the likes, personal relationships can be saved: Who is the father, mother, brother or sister? So, the wizard captures more natural language formulations.

Also, the automated window regulator works with personalization: a certain, via its GPS-Position fixed activation point with a speed of less than 10 km/h will open the window automatically. Very practically about at the entrance to the underground garage, if it is necessary to legitimize the inlet with an NFC card.

Maximum of 20 seconds before and after an accident

First seen: The BMW 7 series has a built-in Dashcam. The "Drive Recorder" is used in the cameras of the assistance systems and records Videos of the entire vehicle surroundings. In the event of an accident, the recordings can be used in court. In the menu the length of the records you can configure a maximum of 20 seconds before and 20 seconds after an accident. The built-in Dashcam can also be used to manually start, about a pushy record. In the folder "Saved pictures" to find the video material. The recorder is also available for other BMW's available.

Updated Date: 02 February 2021, 05:20

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