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      08-20-2018, 03:47 PM   #23
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Very nice. Have been on SmartThings pre-Sammy. Have the majority of our lighting on it, primarily for the wife's benefit. Perfect timing.
Same here man. I was actually an early backer for SmartThings on Kickstarter! Crazy to see how far it's come.

Back then I had to re-wire my garage myself, by soldering bell wire and a relay from the artist formerly known as Radio Shack, and use IFTTT commands, and used the SmartThings app to open my garage door from my iPhone 5.
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Plus you need ConnectedDrive+ to use them.
What does that cost?

Fingers crossed for some good Smartthings integration. The main thing I'm expecting is using the car as a presence sensor. Maybe have it close my garage door if I drive away and forget.

I've seen some people cobble together a few interesting things. Like have the car's headlights flash if motion is detected on the driveway.
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Plus you need ConnectedDrive+ to use them.
What does that cost?

Fingers crossed for some good Smartthings integration. The main thing I'm expecting is using the car as a presence sensor. Maybe have it close my garage door if I drive away and forget.

I've seen some people cobble together a few interesting things. Like have the car's headlights flash if motion is detected on the driveway.
It's 24 US dollars a year. You can order it under your ConnectedDrive account.
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This is great news(remote software update), just hope it will work in Europe as well.

Still no update in the App Store...
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Yes Alexa can lock and unlock the car.
Nice! But I guess what I was actually asking is how does this Connected Drive interface in the vehicle interface with your home? Does it connect via Alexa to control your lamps/thermostat/etc? Or does it require some other type of home automation product? We currently use a Nexia bridge for all our connected devices (works great!). So will the BMW be able to connect to Alexa or Nexia for home automation while out driving?
Connects via Smart things.
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Wait, how do you know it’s Oct?
Yeah, how do you know it's Oct?
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Pretty cool, but what about Android Auto integration?
80% of the market uses Android OS, but BMW insists to stick to Apple CarPlay only and invest their R&D time in some pretty useless features such as this one.
Cool for marketing though...
I wouldn't count on it coming any time soon. Apparently google wants access to a bunch of information through the car and BMW doesn't want to give that up, even though their direct competitors (Merc/Audi) and dozens of others have no problem offering it. Probably because they can't charge a monthly fee for it like they can with carplay.
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Very cool! Does this interface with Alexa?
Yes Alexa can lock and unlock the car.
This is so sick, Alexa play Despacito 2
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Pretty cool, but what about Android Auto integration?
80% of the market uses Android OS, but BMW insists to stick to Apple CarPlay only and invest their R&D time in some pretty useless features such as this one.
Cool for marketing though...
80% of the car buying market uses android OS?



Link to data please ..
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Apparently google wants access to a bunch of information through the car and BMW doesn't want to give that up, even though their direct competitors (Merc/Audi) and dozens of others have no problem offering it.
This is why Google Maps isn't the default navigation on the iPhone. Apple didn't want to give Google all that user info.
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Wait, how do you know it's Oct?
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Link to data please ..

what? 80%? where is this data from? fake news?

I guess apple stopped to exist with apple car play. Homelink will be available soon too, a great option for those that like things that work. Just like a BMW it works as it should. I suppose android is for AUDI as they are constantly broken. ... GO FRANCE WORLD CHAMPS !!!!
In the US the market share is virtually 50/50 between Android and iOS.

Globally 80% of the world uses Android smart phones.
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Did it work for you? It says my vin doesn't have connected drive although the old remote app works fine.
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Connects via Smart things.
Darn. Hopefully BMW will add additional functionality to support more home automation hubs. Not everyone has a Samsung SmartThings hub or feel like switching.
I wouldn't be surprised if it did, in fact, have Alexa. They announced BMWs would have Alexa mid year this year last fall. I had suspected it would be a software update.
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Pretty cool, but what about Android Auto integration?
80% of the market uses Android OS, but BMW insists to stick to Apple CarPlay only and invest their R&D time in some pretty useless features such as this one.
Cool for marketing though...
I wouldn't count on it coming any time soon. Apparently google wants access to a bunch of information through the car and BMW doesn't want to give that up, even though their direct competitors (Merc/Audi) and dozens of others have no problem offering it. Probably because they can't charge a monthly fee for it like they can with carplay.
lol and probably true on both counts. Profits and privacy.

I'll take the increased privacy.

BMW usually tries to get out in front of potential legal issues - for example - setting the Speedo to read +3 Mph over actual in order to avoid potential litigation on speeding tickets.


I can imagine they are absolutely avoiding getting dragged into a privacy issue via sharing information with vendors.
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No, you can't login without us connected drive account. How did you login?
Have you try?
Yes I tried many times. The account that dealer gave is just for old Bmw remote app. Even if you registered an US account you can't add your vehicle into the account because our Canadian vehicles are not in US connected drive database.
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Yes I tried many times. The account that dealer gave is just for old Bmw remote app. Even if you registered an US account you can't add your vehicle into the account because our Canadian vehicles are not in US connected drive database.
Have you read the latest post in F30 Canadian regional forum? The new connecteddrive for canada is online. Register a new account then log in
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Did it work for you? It says my vin doesn't have connected drive although the old remote app works fine.
Read the new post in Canadian regional forum. Register a new account then log in
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