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      06-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Our Exclusive Preview Demo of upcoming BMW M POWER APP

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We just attended the US media launch for the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 Track in Austin, Texas. Testing the M6 Gran Coupe was the highlight of the event, but we were also given a first look and demo of the exciting upcoming BMW M Power App (which we share with you in the video below).

Note: this app is *NOT* yet available in the iOS app store. It is *NOT* the same as the M Power Meter app currently available in the iOS store. Once this app becomes available for download from the app store (this Summer), we'll make an announcement.

In short, the M Power App records data from the various automotive sensors in the car and uses that information to record track sessions and provide:
  • lap times
  • real-time review of the lap (with comparison modes)
  • important technical data
    • throttle input
    • steering input
    • braking force
    • G-force
    • RPM
    • fuel efficiency
Two of my favorite features of the app include the head-to-head ghost comparison mode and the custom track generator feature.

The app can generate custom tracks on the fly, so you aren't limited to only using the app for its preprogrammed tracks. This feature will be useful for autocross, custom tracks or regular trips to your grocery store.

The head-to-head ghost comparison mode lets you compare two separate laps and view both runs on the track map in real time. It's a great way to see where one lap gained or lost time to the other. The two laps chosen for comparison can both be the user's own laps, or compared against a lap sent to the user by anyone else (friend, track instructor, etc.)

The app was demoed to us by two fellas from the BMW Technology Office - Phil Johnston, Product Manager for the BMW Group Apps Platform and Paul Doersch, the US Product Manager and Technical Lead for the M Power App.

Requirements / Availability:
iOS6
BMW Apps
USB Cable or Snap-In Adapter
Available in iOS App Store this Summer
* Can be used for any BMW model (not only M cars) with BMW Apps option

Enjoy the demo!





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Yea, it's really very slick. I was very impressed with it in person. Remember, this works for any BMW (not only M models) as long as it has BMW Apps option.
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Yea, it's really very slick. I was very impressed with it in person. Remember, this works for any BMW (not only M models) as long as it has BMW Apps option.
Wonder if manufacturer has the app upload the data to their server so it can be referenced during warranty claims....
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Wonder if manufacturer has the app upload the data to their server so it can be referenced during warranty claims....
Great minds think alike!
...but I imagine the data is retrievable with or without this app.
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when is BMW going to get its hea dout of the sand? I dont an iOS phone becasue dont like them as does the majority of the rest of the world. Cant they make an android app? just asking.
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...but I imagine the data is retrievable with or without this app.
Exactly.
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Exactly.
How long do the cars log for? I thought it was just a few seconds at a time

Edit: can the app place the car exactly on the track? Ie "your left front tire was six inches from curbing at track out, the right rear tire spun under full throttle over the bump on exit" or is it more like, you were here +/- 4 ft going this speed.

Interesting if this can truly replace aftermarket data logging packages
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