BMW Launches Roadside Assistance Application

BMW Launches Roadside Assistance Application
By Bla1ze on 10 Apr 2010 09:14 am
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BMW isn't exactly a stranger when it comes to adopting BlackBerry into their vehicles. They were the first automaker to include BlackBerry address book integration which connected through to their on board services known as BMW Assist. This time around though, they have taken things to the application level by offering up BMW Roadside Assistance to BlackBerry, iPhone and Android customers. Looking at the features, one can easily see why could prove useful.

Features:

  • Roadside Services – Get connected with Roadside Assistance by selecting the service you require including: Towing, Battery, Tire, Fuel, Lock Out , and more
  • Dealer Locator – Search and find Centers near you. Pin point dealers closest to your location, find hours of operation, and obtain dealer contact information
  • Service Details – The minute help is on the way a reference number, service dispatch information, & Estimated Time of Arrival is transmitted directly to your phone
  • VIN Registration –Confirm your BMW’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and eligibility for Roadside Assistance thus expediting the service dispatch 

Pretty interesting. The appeal here aside from the convenience factor is to lower the time it takes to get information to BMW in order for them to assist you. While at the same time, offering up a great user experience that customers have come to expect. Sadly, I'm not rocking a BMW so don't go expecting any reviews on the application from me. I'll let ya know if Nike releases a road side assistance app though, I'll be all over that for sure.

Source: IntoMobile
12 comments

WLHNLH#CB

Any plans for this app to be compatible with the Storm? I'd love to use the app but it does not look like they currently support a Storm version. I wonder if any of the other version would work with 'compatibility mode' off?

Powdah

A couple of weeks ago, we were having our older BMW serviced and had a 2010 loaner. I want the GPS system they have in their cars for my phone. I have never used a better system, even using their "I" system which many do not like.

meesh.au

It won't register my car!!!

avdg_steve

I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of a Storm version too.

FWIW, I've got a 9550 and the Tour software didn't work at all with Compatibility Mode disabled and was clunky (at best) with it enabled. Guess we'll have to wait for a proper touch version?

Sindervhit

No Storm2 compatability. >:(

JasW

Is there an AAA app?

Swamp55

+1 on the comments above regarding support for the Storm.

C'mon BMW, get with it!

jsn204

i would buy this app.. but i dont have a bmw :( !

Jake Storm

As a BMW owner I would love to have this app on my phone.
Looks very cool.
Unfortunately I also have a Storm2.

Any word on a version for the storm?

alpinechem

I just hope ON-Star and blackberry will have something like that. Why is it GM gets something like that.

330eye

(Stole from Jake Storm- I would have said it exactly the same)
As a BMW owner I would love to have this app on my phone.
Looks very cool.
Unfortunately I also have a Storm2.

Any word on a version for the storm?