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      03-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Google Maps + Connected Drive = Amazing

Awhile back I posted about issues my folks were having with poor driving directions from BMW's latest TeleNav update in their 335i. My parents don't trust the built in navigation and will use a Garmin or their Android phone for directions. Yesterday while updating my BMW billing information online I read about the full capabilities of Connected Drive and wanted to try the Google Maps feature. After finding the problem addresses on Google, I sent them to my parents' car and asked them to try it out. Low and behold the turn by turn directions were spot on! If these directions weren't correct, my mother would've sent me to get neutered like that poor Boxer in the commercial.

Another win for Google Maps & Connected Drive!!
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Awhile back I posted about issues my folks were having with poor driving directions from BMW's latest TeleNav update in their 335i. My parents don't trust the built in navigation and will use a Garmin or their Android phone for directions. Yesterday while updating my BMW billing information online I read about the full capabilities of Connected Drive and wanted to try the Google Maps feature. After finding the problem addresses on Google, I sent them to my parents' car and asked them to try it out. Low and behold the turn by turn directions were spot on! If these directions weren't correct, my mother would've sent me to get neutered like that poor Boxer in the commercial.

Another win for Google Maps & Connected Drive!!


This is the ONLY way I navigate If I'm out and about, I just use the BMW Remote app to send the Google directions from there. I've never actually input an address into my iDrive before, all from Google!
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This is the ONLY way I navigate If I'm out and about, I just use the BMW Remote app to send the Google directions from there. I've never actually input an address into my iDrive before, all from Google!
Same here, I use the my remote app on my iPhone to lookup the address/POI etc... I need and send it to the car. So much easier than searching via the iDrive.
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Indeed there are some addresses I have attempted to input via iDrive which could not be found or were just flat out in the wrong place on the map. Using Google Maps / Send to Car generally gets it right. What it sends is the correct, precise coordinates of the destination to the BMW; it isn't sending the actual turn-by-turn directions to the car. BMW Navigation is still generating the turn-by-turn directions.
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