BMW Thailand has brought the vision of a more personalised and digitalised future for mobility closer to everyday reality with the introduction of BMW Drive Recorder – a digital service that enables on-board camera system to record 360-degree video footage of the vehicle’s surroundings while driving. The BMW Drive Recorder can be activated manually to take videos when driving through particularly spectacular scenery
This new digital service from BMW extends the potential of the four on-board cameras beyond parking and driving in narrow spaces. To capture memorable moments while driving through a scenic route, the BMW Drive Recorder can be easily activated anytime from the App menu of BMW Operating system or by pressing and holding the Panoramic button on the centre console to immediately start recording video footage. It can also be automatically activated when the crash sensor detects an event of a collision while driving, allowing drivers to refer back to the footage for subsequent reconstruction of the incident – providing not only multiple camera angles but also important data such as date, time, speed and GPS coordinates.
Apart from selecting between manual and automatic recording modes, BMW Drive Recorder also comes with a range of personalised settings including recording time and camera angles. Recordings can be up to 40 seconds in length with options of recording time before and after an event for customers to choose from – starting from 5 seconds to a maximum of 20 seconds. No audio is recorded. Customers can also select which camera will be used by the Drive Recorder – i.e., all, front and rear, and front or rear. Up to 10 recordings can be stored in the iDrive system and can be viewed or deleted at a later time via the Control Display or exported to USB storage devices. The customer will always be notified of every recording right from the start and can choose to deactivate the Drive Recorder function. In order to use the function, the customer must read and accept the “Personal and legal usage” disclaimer, otherwise the function stays deactivated. Additionally, Drive Recorder is only available with the engine in operation.
The BMW Drive Recorder is offered as a digital service which can be easily subscribed to on the BMW ConnectedDrive store. The software will then be automatically installed in the vehicle and can be activated in the iDrive menu. A range of flexible subscription plans is available for customers to choose