F31 and active hybrid owners will get Dragon Drive

by Bimmerfest.com Member - voip-ninja on July 10, 2012, 1:14 am
Well, now we see the first new item for the upcoming F31 and active hybrid beefier i-drive systems. Since the new hardware showing up in the cars being built later this year is much beefier it is likely that this is just the first of many eventual things that I-drive will do on the new cars that the current production cars won't be capable of.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/09/n...mw-7-3-series/


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14 responses to F31 and active hybrid owners will get Dragon Drive

NewToCarBuying commented:
July 10, 2012, 2:42 am

agh does 328 2012's get this firmware update?
mx22 commented:
July 10, 2012, 7:16 am

another subscription based service... I feel that soon we will be paying money every time car's door is open
boltjaM3s commented:
July 10, 2012, 8:08 am

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Originally Posted by mx22 View Post
another subscription based service... I feel that soon we will be paying money every time car's door is open
"Siri does this for free and no one uses Siri. Let's charge people and then it'll be a big success!"

BJ
voip-ninja commented:
July 10, 2012, 9:39 am

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Originally Posted by NewToCarBuying View Post
agh does 328 2012's get this firmware update?
No, the 2012 and early 2013 model year cars don't have the new navigation hardware... which apparently is now confirmed to be coming for the F31 and hybrid.
reidconti commented:
July 10, 2012, 1:46 pm

Awesome that the F31 is getting the better system in addition to the hybrid, which we had heard already.
bruininabag commented:
July 10, 2012, 2:07 pm

Other forum is reporting there'll be a press conference tomorrow about the new iDrive.

Rumor at the moment is that F30 will be getting a mid-year change starting Nov. production so all 2013s built then will have the new iDrive Professional.

Major bummer.
whoever commented:
July 10, 2012, 3:16 pm

Don't give a damn about iShxt. Show me the 35 and MT!
voip-ninja commented:
July 10, 2012, 3:20 pm

Maybe if you don't give a damn about tech stuff you shouldn't respond with a post in a thread that is talking about tech.
greengoose commented:
July 12, 2012, 1:32 am

As far I understand it, Blackberries are the only cell phones capable to relaying e-mails to the current iDrive's "Office". Does anyone know if the new iDrive will read e-mails from apple/android platforms, and if so will dragon drive work?

Dragon Drive seems like it will be able to allow the driver to respond to texts/e-mails while driving, but if this Blackberry specific like the current Office function I don't see too many people subscribing to the service....
Itinj6 commented:
July 12, 2012, 2:51 am

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Originally Posted by greengoose View Post
As far I understand it, Blackberries are the only cell phones capable to relaying e-mails to the current iDrive's "Office". Does anyone know if the new iDrive will read e-mails from apple/android platforms, and if so will dragon drive work?

Dragon Drive seems like it will be able to allow the driver to respond to texts/e-mails while driving, but if this Blackberry specific like the current Office function I don't see too many people subscribing to the service....
It's not the car that is making the emails/texts not display on the idrive, It's the capability of the specific phone. According to Apple and the users of the current Beta versions of iOS6, iPhones will have this capability once iOS6 is released. It is a function of MAP being added to the Bluetooth stack. Not only that, but BMW and Apple are working together (along with other auto manufactures) to integrate a Siri voice command for the car's steering wheel. As far as I see, this Dragon integration will be redundant to iPhone users.

Can't speak intelligently about Android or other phones.
Sbrocket commented:
July 12, 2012, 2:53 am

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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
Well, now we see the first new item for the upcoming F31 and active hybrid beefier i-drive systems. Since the new hardware showing up in the cars being built later this year is much beefier it is likely that this is just the first of many eventual things that I-drive will do on the new cars that the current production cars won't be capable of.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/09/n...mw-7-3-series/
This is confusing, since Apple announced in their WWDC 2012 keynote that BMW was one of the manufacturers that would be integrating Siri. http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/a...iri-eyes-free/

These two seem like the fill some the same purposes. I certainly would not mind better (read: just let me use my smartphone easier, don't try and reimplement everything) iOS integration.
voip-ninja commented:
July 12, 2012, 9:36 am

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Originally Posted by Sbrocket View Post
This is confusing, since Apple announced in their WWDC 2012 keynote that BMW was one of the manufacturers that would be integrating Siri. http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/a...iri-eyes-free/

These two seem like the fill some the same purposes. I certainly would not mind better (read: just let me use my smartphone easier, don't try and reimplement everything) iOS integration.
The problem is that not everyone has an iPhone. Dragon Drive is a subscription based service that might be popular with Android phone users.
greengoose commented:
July 12, 2012, 1:25 pm

either way Nuance wins...
bringonthenite commented:
July 12, 2012, 6:02 pm

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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
The problem is that not everyone has an iPhone. Dragon Drive is a subscription based service that might be popular with Android phone users.
If it is subscription will you need a phone or will be handled through the BMW assist package?

Edit - "Dragon Drive links to Nuance servers either through embedded connectivity in the car or through the driver's smartphone connection, though it's unclear how BMW is implementing Dragon Drive in its current models."
Answers my question.