Debuting in BMW ConnectedDrive systems in the new i3 and i8 electric vehicles, INRIX Intermodal Navigation is the first in-car service to integrate local public transport connections into journey planning. The service monitors real-time traffic conditions alerting drivers to faster alternative modes of transportation when major delays occur along their routes. Upon selecting an alternative mode, the system provides turn by turn navigation to the nearest public transport station in time for the next departure.
The BMW i3 and i8 have been designed like no other vehicle ever powered by an electric drive system. As the world’s first fully-networked electrically powered cars, it provides a robust system of intelligence for sharing information between the vehicle, its driver and the outside world. In addition to intermodal route guidance and pedestrian navigation through the BMW iRemote app, INRIX’s role in BMW ConnectedDrive services extends beyond navigation to energy management. INRIX EV Services help drivers determine available range from their current location as well as identify and route to available charging locations.
INRIX EV and Intermodal Navigation features include:
– Determining available range from the driver’s current location to their destination based on traffic congestion, current charge, topography, and other variables navigating them to an available EV charging station as needed along the way.
– Providing individually and continuously verified information on location, operating hours, number of connectors, supported plug types and voltage as well as availability.
– Recommending the fastest mode of transportation to a destination, comparing public transportation schedules with expected vehicle travel times in traffic. The INRIX public transport database includes locations and departure schedules for bus and train stations in 17 countries.
INRIX EV and Intermodal Navigation Services are individually verified and updated as new charging locations come online, public transportation schedules change and new capabilities such as charging station availability are added.
In addition to the BMW i3 and i8, BMW uses INRIX real-time traffic information across all new BMW models equipped with the automaker’s Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) service in 17 countries. Initially introduced in select 2011 vehicles, INRIX traffic information helps BMW drivers save time, fuel and avoid frustration with the fastest routes, travel times and alerts to accidents and other incidents.