Friday, June 7, 2013

BMW creates the best smartphone vehicle performance and connectivity app

BMW M Power App
A lot of performance oriented cars these days offer track-specific features. The 2013 Ford Mustang GT, for example, has some built-in Track Apps that allow the driver to see G-forces, 0-60 times, etc.
BMW has gone one step further, though, creating the ‘BMW M Power App.’ When downloaded and synced with a BMW Apps-equipped car, the BMW M Power App allows users to record laps on the track. The app not only looks at braking, throttle position, and lap times but also brings together navigation.
As you can see in the image above, the app then makes a detailed birds-eye view of the track with acceleration and braking points as well as turn-by-turn steering wheel position.

From this view you can virtually play back your entire lap and monitor speeds, temperatures, RPMs, amongst several other data points. From there you can share these with your friends through the app or (of course) through social media.

What’s extremely cool is that the BMW M Power App will generate track mapping on the fly, if the track isn’t in it database, as it had to do with the Circuit of the Americas as seen in the video below.

Now, do note that the app is not yet available and,should be released sometime this summer.

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