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Old 06-13-2016, 04:46 PM
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BMW 2017 7 Series Remote Control Parking



For the MY 2017 7 Series BMW is including remote parking. This feature was released on the European spec 7 Series but was not offer in the US because of regulator issues. For 2017 the issues have been resolve and you can now option your 7 Series with the $550 stand alone option.

What is Remote Control Parking?
The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently hop out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The driver activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle via the Display Key.

Why do I want BMW Remote Control Parking?
  • Efficient use of narrow parking spots.
  • Avoid scratching doors while getting in/out of vehicle.
  • Improved comfort when getting in/out of vehicle.

Remote Parking is not a free for all. It has been limited for the safety of people around the car and your car itself. You don't want to accidently remote park your car into a lake. The following are the operating instructions and parameters when using the Remote Control Parking function.

Operation
  • Vehicle can be moved forward and straight into a parking spot. Vehicle can be reversed straight back out of a parking spot.
  • Vehicle can steer up to 3 degrees in either direction to correct for misalignment when moving forward into a parking spot. No steering correction is possible when reversing out of a parking spot.
  • Pressing appropriate arrows on the Display Key screen signify whether user wants vehicle to move forward into a spot or reverse out of a parked spot.
  • "P" button on side of Display Key must be continually pressed; vehicle immediately stops moving if "P" is released.
  • Vehicle will automatically brake if person/object moves in front or behind the car during operation.

Operating Parameters
  • Engine must be turned off and driver must stand outside of vehicle and then re-start engine via Display Key.
  • Display Key must be within a maximum radius of 10 feet to the side or rear of the vehicle (minimal range from front).
  • Remote Control Parking antenna is located under the back bumper, thus max range achieved standing directly behind the vehicle.
  • Engine will automatically shut off after 30 seconds once the car is idle.
  • Vehicle can be moved forward using Remote Control Parking for a maximum of 33 feet.
  • Any interaction with the vehicle (opening door, pressing accelerator, turning steering wheel, etc.) will cancel operation.
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:03 PM
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I just bought mine a couple weeks ago, without the remote parking. I wish I would have know it would have been availalbe in 2017 That sucks.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:29 PM
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Such a cool novelty feature. Hope it makes it into the next gen M5.
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If I read the specs right for the MY17 ordering guide, remote parking is not available on the 740e. I wonder why? Maybe the electric motors are too fast and can't be invoked with small enough torque for this operation.

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For the MY 2017 7 Series BMW is including remote parking. This feature was released on the European spec 7 Series but was not offer in the US because of regulator issues. For 2017 the issues have been resolve and you can now option your 7 Series with the $550 stand alone option.

What is Remote Control Parking?
The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently hop out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The driver activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle via the Display Key.

Why do I want BMW Remote Control Parking?
  • Efficient use of narrow parking spots.
  • Avoid scratching doors while getting in/out of vehicle.
  • Improved comfort when getting in/out of vehicle.

Remote Parking is not a free for all. It has been limited for the safety of people around the car and your car itself. You don't want to accidently remote park your car into a lake. The following are the operating instructions and parameters when using the Remote Control Parking function.

Operation
  • Vehicle can be moved forward and straight into a parking spot. Vehicle can be reversed straight back out of a parking spot.
  • Vehicle can steer up to 3 degrees in either direction to correct for misalignment when moving forward into a parking spot. No steering correction is possible when reversing out of a parking spot.
  • Pressing appropriate arrows on the Display Key screen signify whether user wants vehicle to move forward into a spot or reverse out of a parked spot.
  • "P" button on side of Display Key must be continually pressed; vehicle immediately stops moving if "P" is released.
  • Vehicle will automatically brake if person/object moves in front or behind the car during operation.

Operating Parameters
  • Engine must be turned off and driver must stand outside of vehicle and then re-start engine via Display Key.
  • Display Key must be within a maximum radius of 10 feet to the side or rear of the vehicle (minimal range from front).
  • Remote Control Parking antenna is located under the back bumper, thus max range achieved standing directly behind the vehicle.
  • Engine will automatically shut off after 30 seconds once the car is idle.
  • Vehicle can be moved forward using Remote Control Parking for a maximum of 33 feet.
  • Any interaction with the vehicle (opening door, pressing accelerator, turning steering wheel, etc.) will cancel operation.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:08 AM
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Being in Minnesota, I would hate to use this feature when it is -15F outside. lol. To damn cold. With that said, sounds like there is an engine start "feature" as part of this. :o That would be interesting if it could be coded.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:17 AM
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For the MY 2017 7 Series BMW is including remote parking. This feature was released on the European spec 7 Series but was not offer in the US because of regulator issues. For 2017 the issues have been resolve and you can now option your 7 Series with the $550 stand alone option.

What is Remote Control Parking?
The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently hop out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The driver activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the vehicle via the Display Key.

Why do I want BMW Remote Control Parking?
  • Efficient use of narrow parking spots.
  • Avoid scratching doors while getting in/out of vehicle.
  • Improved comfort when getting in/out of vehicle.

Remote Parking is not a free for all. It has been limited for the safety of people around the car and your car itself. You don't want to accidently remote park your car into a lake. The following are the operating instructions and parameters when using the Remote Control Parking function.

Operation
  • Vehicle can be moved forward and straight into a parking spot. Vehicle can be reversed straight back out of a parking spot.
  • Vehicle can steer up to 3 degrees in either direction to correct for misalignment when moving forward into a parking spot. No steering correction is possible when reversing out of a parking spot.
  • Pressing appropriate arrows on the Display Key screen signify whether user wants vehicle to move forward into a spot or reverse out of a parked spot.
  • "P" button on side of Display Key must be continually pressed; vehicle immediately stops moving if "P" is released.
  • Vehicle will automatically brake if person/object moves in front or behind the car during operation.

Operating Parameters
  • Engine must be turned off and driver must stand outside of vehicle and then re-start engine via Display Key.
  • Display Key must be within a maximum radius of 10 feet to the side or rear of the vehicle (minimal range from front).
  • Remote Control Parking antenna is located under the back bumper, thus max range achieved standing directly behind the vehicle.
  • Engine will automatically shut off after 30 seconds once the car is idle.
  • Vehicle can be moved forward using Remote Control Parking for a maximum of 33 feet.
  • Any interaction with the vehicle (opening door, pressing accelerator, turning steering wheel, etc.) will cancel operation.
Can i retro fit this to my 16 750? and What would be the cost?
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:50 AM
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Can i retro fit this to my 16 750? and What would be the cost?
It is actually interesting.

for MY17, the display key option is no longer an option (3DS), instead it is standard.


Now I have to look under the bumper. I bet that the "antenna" for Remote parking is there in MY16. I mean, that is about the ONLY useful purpose for the display key (3DS). above the preconditioning, there is not much extra the display key does in the MY16 that the normal FOBs do. My guess it probably could be retrofitted but that would be fairly interesting to find out.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:51 AM
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Can i retro fit this to my 16 750? and What would be the cost?
I think I remember someone posting that it would not be a retrofittable item. Doesn't mean that someone couldn't figure it out, but I am guessing it would require a good number of additional modules and wiring.

Tim
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I just can't see myself ever using the feature. Still, cool bit o' tech.
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If I read the specs right for the MY17 ordering guide, remote parking is not available on the 740e. I wonder why? Maybe the electric motors are too fast and can't be invoked with small enough torque for this operation.
The hybrid cars have different terminal control, which would understandably change the implementation of this sort of feature. My best guess is this caused the 740e to miss the initial launch for remote parking, but it should be something that can be done in the future(maybe MY2018?).

For example, if you get in a 330e or and i8 and leave the door open, put your foot on the brake and start the car it will enter "Ready" mode"(assuming your HV battery is charged). However, if you take your foot off the brake while the door is still open, the car actually shuts off and puts itself in accessory mode, as if you had hit the start/stop button again.

On the flip side, if you get the in the car with the door open, foot on the brake and hit the start/stop button with a discharged HV battery, the gas engine starts. If you let off the brake pedal at this point in time the vehicle stays running indefinitely. Closing the door entering Max eDrive mode once the battery is recharged some will cause the gas engine to shut off again, which means if the door is opened once more the car will be put into KLR(accessory mode).

Non-PHEV vehicles do not operate this way, once the engine is started the only way to shut it off is by pressing the start/stop button.



Just speculation, I have no proof or documentation behind this.
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Are they going to activate this feature on MY2016 with the display key option? Looks like the early adopters got the short end of the stick.

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Are they going to activate this feature on MY2016 with the display key option? Looks like the early adopters got the short end of the stick.
I highly doubt it.
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Are they going to activate this feature on MY2016 with the display key option? Looks like the early adopters got the short end of the stick.
It is always thus.
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Are they going to activate this feature on MY2016 with the display key option? Looks like the early adopters got the short end of the stick.
Welcome to bleeding edge of technology.

We always get cut one way or other. happens with phones, electronics, and now cars
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Welcome to bleeding edge of technology.
Not quite bleeding edge. My 2008 Lexus LS600hL had a self park feature.

On the plus side, it worked flawlessly when it identified an acceptable parking spot.

On the minus side it only identified an acceptable spot 10% of the parking attempts.

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Not quite bleeding edge. My 2008 Lexus LS600hL had a self park feature.

On the plus side, it worked flawlessly when it identified an acceptable parking spot.

On the minus side it only identified an acceptable spot 10% of the parking attempts.

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Did it have remote garage parking?
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Did it have remote garage parking?
No, just parallel and head-in parking.

You let go of the steering wheel, but kept your foot on the brake/gas to control speed.

It was eerie to have the wheel spin by itself while moving (albeit slowly).

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No, just parallel and head-in parking.

You let go of the steering wheel, but kept your foot on the brake/gas to control speed.

It was eerie to have the wheel spin by itself while moving (albeit slowly).

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My 2007 LS460L built Sept 2006 and purchased in Dec 2006 had this feature too. LOL I used it may be on two occasions at best and that also to impress my banker and my wife.
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Remote parking

I was bummed when my 16 did not have it even though BMW showed it prominently in their videos. I got all of the packages and display key so hopefully it is just a reprogramming issue.
The tech guy at the dealer said that he heard that some keys ended up having this feature.
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Just ordered this on my 2017...doubt I will use it much mostly just curious to see it in action.
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I agree mostly a curiosity but nice to have in a top of the line vehicle
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There is a meeting about it this week. I saw it in action at the BMW Golf Championship this weekend. Also saw the new 5 series G30 without camo. Admission to the tournament and BMW Owner's Pavilion is a BMW owner benefit.
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Thanks for the update and hope that they make the right decision!
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Hilarious that BMWNA restricts many features available to the rest of the word, which we in the US need to have 'coded' to unlock, such as remote closing trunk, remote folding side view mirrors, auto express power windows when door open and rear fog lamps to name a few, yet they allow THIS!? This is BY FAR more dangerous. Very frustrating!!

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This is BY FAR more dangerous. Very frustrating!!
It looked FAR safer to me. The car even made a mid course correction to get centered. Better than a panicky driver in a space challenged garage hitting the wrong pedal.
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