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ConnectedDrive is a collection of electronic features for BMW vehicles.

ConnectedDrive was introduced in 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show[1][2] as a web browser built in to the car's infotainment system. Additional features have been added since, such as Smartphone integration, synchronising with calendars, heads-up display, lane departure warning system, traffic information, active cruise control, night vision and traffic information.[3][4]

2015 security flaw[edit]

In 2015, ADAC (a German motoring association) discovered security flaws in the ConnectedDrive system which potentially allowed attackers to remotely unlock the vehicle.[5][6] To fix this flaw, BMW released a security update, which was automatically installed via the Internet.[7] There are no reports of the flaw being used to gain unauthorised access to a vehicle.[8]


  1. ^ "BMW World Debut for Unrestricted Internet Use at Geneva". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ "BMW at the Geneva Motor Show 2008. BMW ConnectedDrive". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ "BMW launches revised BMW ConnectedDrive Online Guide". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "2011 Geneva: BMW Explains ConnectedDrive System". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BMW ConnectedDrive flaw exposes 2 million cars to remote unlocking". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Auto, öffne dich!". (in German). Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Millions Of 'Connected' BMWs Were Possibly Using Unencrypted Data". Retrieved 29 November 2017.