BMW i delivers innovative mobile solutions that improve urban mobility – inside and outside of the car. In a quest to help shape the cities of the future, we deliver smart services and seamless mobile experiences. This is the first set of apps you can download today – with more in development for release in the near future.
Life360 uses location-based technology to help parents see where their children are, know when they might need help and identify safety resources as needed.
The partnership between Life360 and BMW opens avenues for cooperation on innovative, location-based and integrated mobility services and continues to shape the way we experience our cities. Connecting car space to personal space enables seamless and smooth navigation for all involved parties no matter what their location, once again increasing freedom and safety of mobility for individuals and families alike.
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Mass transit made simple.
Embark’s mobile software provides an accurate, reliable, and interactive transit experience that helps commuters get exactly where they want to go. Fully functional with or without a cellular or Internet connection, Apps by Embark provide regionally specific step-by-step public transportation instructions. Additional real-time information, including transit delay and closure notifications, gives users an accurate estimate of when their train will arrive.
Location: 12 Major transit systems in the United States and the United Kingdom, with more on the way.
ParkNow lets smart drivers easily find and book a parking spot in advance at ParkNow garages located in and around San Francisco.
Drivers can locate the nearest available off-street parking options – at both ParkNow locations and non-member garages – and get real-time information on best parking rates, as well as additional related services, from where to get a car wash to the availability of bike rentals, within ParkNow locations.
Locations: Available in San Francisco.
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BMW i Ventures & ChargePoint.
BMW i Ventures has announced its strategic investment in Coulomb Technologies, whose company ChargePoint is the largest online global charging network to connect electric vehicle drivers to charging stations.
Operating in more than 14 countries, ChargePoint creates service plans of cloud-based solutions that take care of EV-driver billing and support. This offers organizations the necessary flexibility to optimize performance of their electric vehicle charging operation. BMW's investment supports the improvement of infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles and marks the company's ongoing commitment to new mobile solutions to the cities of tomorrow.
ParkatmyHouse.com (PAMH), an innovative online marketplace designed to connect available parking spaces with people looking to park, “in cooperation with BMW i” was announced as the second strategic invest from BMW i Ventures in London, on Thursday, July 14th, 2011.
Established in London in 2006, PAMH was created to connect home and business owners interested in earning money by renting their space with drivers in need of a convenient, safe and cost-effective place to park. The service has since then been established across the UK, with now over 150,000 registered drivers, and providing parking in over 20,000 unique locations.
Location: Available throughout the UK. An international rollout in cooperation with BMW i is currently underway.
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The new Car Sharing Service from BMW i, MINI and SIXT
Get a car whenever and wherever you need it. You don't have to own a car, simply pay per use; you're billed by the minute. The parking in public areas and fuel costs are inclusive. You can find available cars easily via our website, mobile App or on the street.
Locations: Available in Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne and San Francisco, with plans for further international expansion.
For San Francisco, the program comes with lots of surprises, including a fleet of 80 all-new, fully-electric BMW ActiveE cars. With its powerful electric motor, aerodynamic body, and advanced lithium-ion battery technology, the BMW ActiveE is the ultimate driving machine, now with zero exhaust emissions (see drive-now.com/USA).
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DriveNow has officially been launched at a special event at the BMW Welt in Munich. Read article
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If it’s in your city, it’s in here.
MyCityWay NOW is a free smartphone app that guides and inspires your daily adventures. Need live traffic feeds, a 24-hour pharmacy, the closest ATM, an artisanal grocery shop nearby? MyCityWay NOW instantly identifies your location and shares the best places to get whatever it is you need.
MyCityWay NOW delivers personally tailored, real-time information right in the palm of your hand. A free, one-time download and you have everything you need to navigate your city in this single mega-app.
Covering 30 unique categories, MyCityWay NOW is an essential guide for anyone living or working in urban areas.
Locations: +70 cities worldwide
Select your city and download the app today!
Powered by BMW i Ventures.
The field of location-based mobility services is emerging and continuously changing. In order to engage in the most flexible way, the BMW Group has founded BMW i Ventures – a Venture Capital Company based in New York City. BMW i Ventures provides early- and mid-stage investments with high-potential in the area of Mobility Services. The company has access to the resources of the BMW Group and can act with the speed and agility of a start-up. We aim for strategic, long-term partnerships. Read more...