Do you use the Connected Drive App?

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Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by Testbird » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 pm

New car technologies are transforming the automotive sector and the demand for connected car technologies is only growing. Will you be part of the journey?

Whether you have a 2019 model car or not, if you’re using the Connected Drive App, you can have a direct impact on its development!

We’re working with BMW to run regular tests and gather feedback and we need real BMW drivers to do that.

Hundreds of drivers have joined the community from all around the world and we want you to join too.

You can read more information and sign up here: https://www.testbirds.com/bmw-cars/

Alternatively, post below and let me answer your question!

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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by toon10 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:43 pm

Nope. I installed it on my iPhone XS Max and it didn't work. I put the VIN code in and it found my car but then when I went to continue it just kept spitting out a random error. Binned it just as quick as I downloaded it. Looking at the pricing packages, there's no way I'd spend that either.

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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by OneTwenty » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:18 pm

I've used it for the first 3 years for directions, locking/unlocking etc but once out of the free period I wouldn't pay for it.
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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by Testbird » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:08 pm

hey toon10! Part of our work with BMW is to discover these issues drivers are having so that the product can be improved. If you're still in the free period, would you consider downloading the app again and joining our community? Each test run is paid at least 40 euros (often more) and we pay you additionally for bugs you find such as the errors you were receiving :)

Currently we are still urgently looking for drivers of 2019 model vehicles: G05 and G20 but all Connected Drive users are very welcome!

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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by Testbird » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:11 pm

hey OneTwenty

Thanks so much for the feedback on the product!

Are you already out of your free period now or do you have a few months left? As mentioned to toon10! Each test run is paid at least 40 euros (often more) and we pay you additionally for bugs you find such as the errors you were receiving :)

Currently we are still urgently looking for drivers of 2019 model vehicles: G05 and G20 but all Connected Drive users are very welcome!

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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by OneTwenty » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:11 pm

No, I'm out of the free period now.
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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by 50pence » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:14 pm

I pay for USB sat nav updates though don't see enough value in the subscription based services.
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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by Testbird » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:41 pm

Thanks OneTwenty and 50pence. Sorry to hear this isn't something that will work out for you but thanks again for giving your feedback. If you do know anyone who is using the App, please do encourage them to get involved :)

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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by RichT001 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:45 pm

I’ve used it on my last few cars, and love it. Being able to send routes to the car from my phone the night before is a great feature.

Saying that, now I just say “Hey BMW” and tell the car where to take me! That also works very well.
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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by Octavius » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:14 pm

Just notice you cannot use Connected Drive with Alexa now ?
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Re: Do you use the Connected Drive App?

Post by Testbird » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:43 pm

Hey RichT001, it's great to hear your enjoying the app! :) BMW really wants to keep making this service even better. What car are you driving right now?
We'd love to have you join the community! We run a series of tests with each new pilot version of the app and ask our testers to provide feedback on specific features and report bugs. Each test run is paid at least 40 euros (often more) and we pay you additionally for bugs you find.

More information on participation can be found at https://www.testbirds.com/bmw-cars/
But let me know if there are any questions I can answer!

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