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Robbie75 04-20-2009 07:05 PM

Can you send GPS coordinates to MyInfo
 
Hi I'm hoping someone can help me here, I'm looking to get a new 2010 535xi (mainly a 2010 because of the new NAV) and I was wondering if someone with the new Nav on a 3-serrirs can tell me can you send Google GPS coordinates through Google MyInfo to the car. I like to hike trails and sometimes all I have is a GPS location for the trail start. There is no way to enter this directly from the car so I would have to use Google to send it ahead of time. But I'm not sure how the car will treat an email with only a GPS coordinate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is a sample to use
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ta...***39;31.75%22N

kashrahman 04-21-2009 11:22 AM

i don't have my car yet, but I just sent it gps coordinates. seemed to go ok through google's end. will let you know once i get the car (sorry, still 11 days away . . . .) kash

Shocktopus 04-21-2009 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Robbie75 (Post 4110727)
Hi I'm hoping someone can help me here, I'm looking to get a new 2010 535xi (mainly a 2010 because of the new NAV) and I was wondering if someone with the new Nav on a 3-serrirs can tell me can you send Google GPS coordinates through Google MyInfo to the car. I like to hike trails and sometimes all I have is a GPS location for the trail start. There is no way to enter this directly from the car so I would have to use Google to send it ahead of time. But I'm not sure how the car will treat an email with only a GPS coordinate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is a sample to use
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ta...***39;31.75%22N

I can't get your link to work. But I put in 34.218,-117.56 (you have to use decimal) into Google Maps and it sent to my car just fine. (09 E93)

In the MyInfo message, it has the coords where a business name would normally be.

Excellent idea, I might use that myself! Good alternative to the '.3 miles past the third dead tree' type instructions!

turpiwa 04-21-2009 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Shocktopus (Post 4112825)
I can't get your link to work. But I put in 34.218,-117.56 (you have to use decimal) into Google Maps and it sent to my car just fine. (09 E93)

In the MyInfo message, it has the coords where a business name would normally be.

Excellent idea, I might use that myself! Good alternative to the '.3 miles past the third dead tree' type instructions!

How do you know what BMW Assist Account name to use?

AEC 04-21-2009 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by turpiwa (Post 4112839)
How do you know what BMW Assist Account name to use?

It should be the email address you used when setting up BMW Assist at the time of delivery.

Robbie75 04-21-2009 02:13 PM

Sweet!!!
 
And when they got to the car I assume it had no issue routing to the GPS cords. Also since this is rather confusing MyInfo is free on 09+ for the first 4 years correct?

Thanks
Robert

turpiwa 04-21-2009 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by AEC (Post 4112919)
It should be the email address you used when setting up BMW Assist at the time of delivery.

So - if I am doing ED that won't be until I get to Europe?

AEC 04-21-2009 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by turpiwa (Post 4112972)
So - if I am doing ED that won't be until I get to Europe?

I'm guessing you won't set up BMW Assist until your car is re-delivered back in the USA.

AEC 04-21-2009 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Robbie75 (Post 4112924)
And when they got to the car I assume it had no issue routing to the GPS cords. Also since this is rather confusing MyInfo is free on 09+ for the first 4 years correct?

Thanks
Robert

My Info is part of BMW Assist. I believe it is standard on the 5 series. It is a stand alone option on the 3 series and also part of the Premium Package. BMW Assist includes the first 4 years of service.

turpiwa 04-21-2009 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by AEC (Post 4112979)
I'm guessing you won't set up BMW Assist until your car is re-delivered back in the USA.

That's a bummer - would have liked to have sent my car some stuff while it was in Germany waiting - like little Hello messages etc ;)
Little teasers so it knows what is in store for it.:D

turpiwa 04-21-2009 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by AEC (Post 4112985)
My Info is part of BMW Assist. I believe it is standard on the 5 series. It is a stand alone option on the 3 series and also part of the Premium Package. BMW Assist includes the first 4 years of service.

Oh - it is free for 4 yrs now?
When I got my 2006 330 it was only free for the 1st year!

Shocktopus 04-21-2009 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Robbie75 (Post 4112924)
And when they got to the car I assume it had no issue routing to the GPS cords. Also since this is rather confusing MyInfo is free on 09+ for the first 4 years correct?

Thanks
Robert

Yes I checked that it had a route. Though I picked a spot on a road. Dunno what it would do if you had something in the middle of a forest.

I think the BMWAssist/MyInfo is free for 4 years, might be just one, not sure. Comes with Premium package. I use MyInfo messages from Google a lot. Will probably renew it if I still have the car at expiration.

anjizkit 04-21-2009 06:12 PM

yups.. u can send it using the email address. I use it a lot. :)


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