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Old 11-04-2010, 04:19 AM
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Google Maps sending maps to the x5

Hi Guys,
Without sounding like a complete noob I tend to see a lot of threads going around the X5 forums about sending your maps to your car from google maps.

Can anyone enlighten me about this??

Is this a service that you have to pay for?
How does it work?
Is this feature only available in the US (i'm in Aus)?
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:43 AM
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If you have access to BMW assist (button under flap in overhead console), you should be able to set this up.

Need to set-up your email address with the BMW Assist operator after pushing that button. The go to Google Maps, find what you want directions to and click on "More" on the pop-up box on the map. Select "Car" and the select BMW, enter your e-mail address you set up with BMW. If it works, you will get "Successful".

Check you owners manual on how to retrieve. On our 2011, it is under BMW Assist.
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ah ok sounds interesting, thanks for the info i'll have a look to see if i have that feature
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If you have access to BMW assist (button under flap in overhead console), you should be able to set this up.

Need to set-up your email address with the BMW Assist operator after pushing that button. The go to Google Maps, find what you want directions to and click on "More" on the pop-up box on the map. Select "Car" and the select BMW, enter your e-mail address you set up with BMW. If it works, you will get "Successful".

Check you owners manual on how to retrieve. On our 2011, it is under BMW Assist.
How does this work now given that the new Google maps appears to have done away with the "more" function at least as described in this and like threads.

Edited to say that I was using Chrome and when I switched to IE and an older version of Google maps I found the function as described here.
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What a lot of people don't know is that you can send a location to the vehicle directly through the my BMW remote app on your smart phone. You still have to activate the service with BMW assist but it's very easy to look up an address with the mapping feature on the app and then send it directly to the car.
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How does this work now given that the new Google maps appears to have done away with the "more" function at least as described in this and like threads.

Edited to say that I was using Chrome and when I switched to IE and an older version of Google maps I found the function as described here.
New G.Maps don't have it yet. Weird, but it is what it is...
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My wife is currently driving out of state. I sent an address to her and as I showed her she got to Messages (2012 X5) but when she clicks on the address she says it does not activate the navigation.

I only tested this once about a week ago and I don't remember what step she is missing and she is not good with using the knob.

Any quick help about what she might do to activate the address (her destination for tonight) in the nav?

Edited to say I also tried to use the BMW remote app to resend the address but the app tells me "ignition is on. location not displayed for privacy reasons" when I tried to use "vehicle position".
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To my surprise, my wife finally got the nav engaged so well see how the BMW maps do in finding a remote location in MO.

In the meantime, I cannot find a way to get the BMW remote app to let me access the vehicle location so I can send an address through the app. I can see where my wife is using FindMyPhone but I would like to use the Remote app in the future when sending an address to my 2012 X5.
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Try sending it from a PC using Google maps. I don't believe the app will let you locate the vehicle or send anything to it while the ignition is on.
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Try sending it from a PC using Google maps. I don't believe the app will let you locate the vehicle or send anything to it while the ignition is on.
Thank you.

Having tried this feature for the first time moments ago, I was not aware of this limitation when using the app rather than my pc.

So she would not be able to call BMW Assist and get them to release the data to me since I am logged in with my BMW Assist id and password?
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