Get access to your e-mails in the car

The chance to access e-mails in your car is being offered by BMW for the first time in the Middle East, though initially only in the UAE.

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By  Andrew Picken Published  January 20, 2004

The chance to access e-mails in your car is being offered by BMW for the first time in the Middle East, though initially only in the UAE. Available from March, initially in the new 5, 6 and 7 Series, BMW ConnectedDrive offers e-mail services in the car. Users will be able to read and reply to their e-mails using the BMW Online portal, accessed through the BMW Professional Navigation system and built-in car telephone. Messages can be displayed either on the front cockpit navigation screen or rear seat screen. After inserting their Etisalat mobile phone chip into the car phone, the E-mail service can be accessed with a local call. Utilising the iDrive controller, fitted to all new 5, 6 and 7 Series cars, customers log on to their personal, unique password-protected BMW Online email account and address book. E-mails from other business or private E-mail accounts can also be forwarded to the users’ BMW Online mail box for reading and answering. “Another first for BMW, BMW ConnectedDrive is not just some kind of new system, but rather an overriding, all-round and truly convincing concept,” said Robert Bailey-McEwan, managing director, BMW Group Middle East. “With BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW is making a significant, far-reaching contribution to the improvement of mobility. The concept offers everything required to interconnect the needs of the environment, the optimisation of transport as a whole, the maximisation of safety on the road and that sheer driving pleasure so typical of BMW.” Using their BMW Online login name and password users of the service will also be able to access their BMW Online email account from their business or home computer or mobile phone. BMW Online was launched in Germany in 2001 and the UK in 2003. The UAE is only the third country in the world to which BMW has introduced BMW Online.

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