Concept ActiveE is BMW’s latest electric vehicle project and is the group’s second vehicle after the MINI E to be developed as part of project i.
In the BMW Concept ActiveE, new BMW ConnectedDrive services have been designed exclusively for use in an electric vehicle.
The air conditioning systems developed for the BMW Concept ActiveE can be activated via mobile phone. In addition to the intelligent remote controlled operation of the auxiliary heating and air conditioning, BMW ConnectedDrive offers additional services specially developed for the BMW Concept ActiveE.
The main focus here is on the user-friendly and practically oriented relay of precise information on the condition of the vehicle. No matter how far from the vehicle, the driver can obtain details of the charge status of the lithiumion battery and the range of travel this permits.
The remote control functions also provide support in searching for a nearby public charging station. The configuration of the remote control functions is specifically oriented to use scenarios arising in everyday traffic. For example, the driver can go shopping or eat at a restaurant while the vehicle is supplied with electrical current at a charging station.
The driver gains additional flexibility in being able to search for public charging stations in the vicinity of any given location. Based on the information relayed to the mobile phone, he can quickly determine whether a spontaneously planned stopover can be used to charge the vehicle batteries.