New BMW models released from July 2012 will successively be equipped with Dragon Drive! Messaging. The new BMW 7 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series ActiveHybrid are the first BMW vehicles on the road having Dragon Drive! Messaging on board.
Your car needs to be equipped with BMW ConnectedDrive, the navigation system Professional and the Bluetooth interface including BMW Assist. Your mobile phone must support the MAP protocol and be set up to allow it to send emails.
There are two very simple ways of checking whether your mobile phone is compatible:
Open the email or text message function in the Office section of your BMW. If the “New” function is available, you can immediately use your mobile phone for Dragon Drive! Messaging. Just click on “Dictate Text” and you will be prompted to enter your email address once to start using Dragon Drive! Messaging.
Alternatively, go to www.bmw.de/bluetooth to find out if your smartphone supports Dragon Drive! Messaging. In just a few clicks, select the country, vehicle and phone model to view a complete overview. If “Dragon Drive! Messaging” is listed, your mobile phone is compatible.
Please follow the steps described above to activate Dragon Drive! Messaging in your BMW. After entering your e-mail address you'll receive an email from Nuance with a link to validate your email address. You need to validate your email address within 48 hours and then you can use Dragon Drive! Messaging for free during 60 days.
Yes, after entering your e-mail address and accepting the Speech Usage Data Notice and the Service Agreement. You'll have to confirm your email address within 48 hours to continue using the service during the free trial phase.
Several e-mails confirming the activation of the service, the subscription as well as notifying you of the end of the trial and subscription period will be sent to the e-mail address you provided when activating Dragon Drive! Messaging. If you don't find the confirmation e-mails in your inbox, please check the following:
Please check your junk or spam email folders. The messages might have been filtered.
Did your e-mail address change? If so, please check how to change the communication e-mail address in Dragon Drive! Messaging.
Check the spelling of your email address in the Dragon Drive! Messaging system. If the email address is wrong, log off and delete the current email address. When starting the system the next time, you'll be prompted to enter the correct email.
As a part of the Dragon Drive! Messaging service, the system collects and uses speech data (audio files of words dictated by you when you use the service, associated transcriptions and log files generated in connection with your use of the service) only for the purpose of providing the Dragon Drive! Messaging service and to tune, develop, enhance and improve the speech recognition technology and other components of the Dragon Drive! Messaging service, and other Nuance products and services. Nuance will not use the speech data and any information content embedded therein except as set forth above.
Currently Dragon Drive! Messaging supports US-English, UK-English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The user can select the language in the menu. It is even possible to use different languages within one message.