For instance, while leaving work at the same time every day during a hot season, some people set it to turn on a few minutes before they are going to get in the car.
This is also possible with the Remote app. Likewise here… I never leave work with enough consistency to set a precise time. I also never remember to use the Remote to turn it on before I leave. I therefore hardly use it. On sweltering days, it does offer some relief. However, since it only turns on the fan, don’t expect it to cool or heat the vehicle.
To activate it, my remote app has never been successful. In locations with full coverage, I tried it numerous times, but I was never able to get it to connect to the car.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to schedule it so that it repeats every day without turning off when a cycle is complete, one would imagine. Or how about just installing a temperature sensor inside the car, which would switch on for a few minutes once every hour when the temperature rises above a specific level.
The ventilation in parked cars is great! I make use of mine all summer. My black automobile spends the working day in a sunny lot. I turn it on with the Remote app around 10-15 minutes before I leave, which makes my car [a little] cozier when I get in.
Additionally fantastic if you have to leave passengers (or animals) in the car for a while. It’s best for pets to park in a shaded area with the windows and roof cracked and the ventilation in the parked car set on timed. [CAUTION: parked automobile ventilation alone is insufficient to prevent dogs or passengers from suffering heat exhaustion, so use caution!]
When I have errands to run or go to the grocery store, I’ll turn on the ventilation. Bottom line: a fantastic feature, especially when used in conjunction with the BMW Remote App.
New Maps, Climate Timer, and Digital Key App from BMW is Available for iPhone and Android
BMW recently replaced the previous BMW Connected tool on both platforms with a brand-new mobile app for iPhone and Android.
And this time, the My BMW App offers a number of cutting-edge capabilities, including knowledge of the vehicle’s status and access to particular remote features. BMW owners may use the app, for instance, to lock and unlock their doors and even use the Remote 3D View feature to look around their vehicle.
The new app also includes integration with BMW Financial Services. However, the remote software upgrade notification functionality, which essentially means you’ll receive a notification when a software update for your car is available for download, is a feature that is genuinely beneficial.
“Customers can quickly download these upgrades at home before transferring and installing them in the car by receiving notifications for Remote Software Upgrades via the My BMW App. BMW will regularly provide customers with new and better digital features for BMW iDrive 7 thanks to Remote Software Upgrades “explains BMW.
Additionally, the new software supports BMW Digital Key, which enables you to convert an iPhone into a car key and configures everything in a matter of minutes.
Additionally, BMW has integrated Amazon Alexa to enable digital assistants, and a Maps page lets you search for charging stations, parking spots, gas stations, and BMW service centers. According to BMW, this capability can also choose a route and then give users of the navigation app directions.
You may use your iPhone to remotely regulate the air conditioning system in your car so that the interior can be heated in the winter or cooled in the summer. This feature is called a climate timer.
On April 12, the new mobile app is anticipated to go live on both Android and iPhone. At the end of June 2021, the outdated BMW Connected app will be totally removed from the two app stores.
Are you referring to the function that allows you to set a timer to activate the fans and ventilate (or warm, if the engine temperature permits) the vehicle?
In that instance, the fans whirling instead of the timer may kill the battery.
The timer won’t drain the battery because it’s just a tiny operation running on the car’s computer, which never truly turns off.
How to use auxiliary ventilation to change the temperature inside your BMW
In this video, BMW How-To demonstrates how auxiliary ventilation is incorporated with the optional equipment “Automatic air conditioning,” depending on the model and country. Utilizing power from the vehicle’s battery, the independent ventilation enables interior temperature adjustment prior to departure. The cabin is heated or ventilated using any available engine leftover heat, depending on the programmed temperature and outside temperature. It is possible to turn the system on and off immediately or at a specific departure time. Navigate to “CAR,” “Settings,” “Climate comfort,” “Auxiliary ventilation,” “Departure schedule,” and then choose the necessary departure time. Set the departure time and, if necessary, the day of the week. The fan and time symbol on the climate display indicates that a departure time has been triggered once the necessary departure time has been set. The departure time should be set/activated at least 10 minutes before the anticipated departure time to give the climate control adequate time to function. The system can also be turned on and off directly via the My BMW App by selecting the fan icon and then tapping “Start.” After some time, the system turns itself off automatically.
What does the BMW climate control timer do?
The system will automatically turn on to prepare the cabin at the time that is set on the timer for departure. The auxiliary heating will raise the inside temperature of the automobile to the last set AC setting when the outside temperature is below 15 degrees Celsius.
The purpose of the BMW ventilation timer.
On hot days, you can turn on a feature hidden in the BMW iDrive system to instantly cool down the air within the vehicle. True to its name, Parked Car Ventilation: When the automobile is parked and turned off, it activates ventilation fans to cool the air inside.
While test-driving the 2013 3 Series, I came upon this ventilation system function. With Parked Car Ventilation, you may program a time when the interior air of the car will start to cool without rolling down the windows. When you get into the car, you can also turn on the vent fans, which run for roughly 30 minutes.
But does it actually function? It does, according to Thomas Plucinsky, manager of product and technology relations at BMW North America. “Due to solar load, a car’s inside temperature may be up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than its outside. Parked Car Ventilation will use the blower fans to bring the temperature inside the car down to around the same level as the surrounding air.”
The industry and BMW are not pioneers in the use of the ventilation system. The Toyota Prius includes an optional solar-paneled roof that may run a fan to cool the interior, reducing the amount of fuel needed to keep the vehicle cool. By using the ventilation fans to cool the automobile, BMW’s Parked Car Ventilation technology aims to keep drivers content.
When the air conditioner is turned on, the car cools down more quickly, according to Plucinsky. It doesn’t have to raise the interior’s temperature over the level of the sun. Despite being a long-standing auto feature, the iDrive multimedia system is only available in BMW vehicles. On my test car, IDrive was a standard feature.
This feature appeals to me for obvious reasons. With two children, returning to the car after a hot day at the zoo or park may be excruciating when you step inside a stiflingly hot vehicle. Yes, I open the windows to let the hot air out of the car. I do have water, yes. However, it would be much better if the interior of the car cooled down more quickly from the heat.
It was a wonderful, unanticipated surprise given that Parked Car Ventilation wasn’t even mentioned on the Monroney of my test vehicle. It’s something that everyone in the car can enjoy, unlike many possibilities.
What is auxiliary heating in a BMW?
“The passenger compartment can be individually heated in cold weather when the engine is off thanks to the auxiliary heating with timed function. Additionally, it stops windows from fogging up and freezing.”
Must I allow my BMW to warm up?
Even while you don’t necessarily need to let your car warm up, it is a good idea to drive your BMW slowly at first, especially in the morning when it has had some time to sit.
How does BMW preconditioning operate?
Preconditioning enables you to warm up or cool down your cabin or batteries before you set off on your journey. The precon setting is added to a charging schedule to make it work. For the final 30 minutes of your schedule prior to your desired finish time, Ohme will fully charge your electric vehicle.
How can I preheat my BMW?
People will be looking for ways to warm up their cars before getting inside as winter approaches quickly. Consequently, whether we’re talking about internal combustion engines or electric automobiles, the BMW Remote Engine Start feature will be quite useful. The latter scenario gives them the advantage because you can heat up your car while it is charging, which prevents pollution and noise while heating up the interior.
That’s also crucial to note because it’s against the law in several nations to leave your automobile running, even in your driveway. To ensure you don’t break any laws, you might wish to check your local laws before utilizing the system. If everything is in order, you may watch a little video below from BMW that demonstrates several ways to use the Remote Engine Start technology.
You must first enable the feature from the car’s iDrive system submenu before taking any action. Choose Preconditioning/ventilation from the submenu under Car – Settings – Climate Comfort. You must select the Remote engine start option that will appear. After that, you can heat up the interior of your car in one of three ways: using the key fob, the BMW Display key, or the BMW ConnectedDrive app.
By touching a few clicks on the app, you can start the car’s engine from the farthest distance. By pushing the lock button three times while using the BMW key fob, you can turn on the heater; however, the Display Key has a preconditioning sub-menu that lets you start the engine remotely. If you get in the car before the engine shuts off automatically after 15 minutes, you can turn it off manually. By swiftly pushing the lock button three more times, you can turn off the engine if you’re using a conventional key fob. Hope this makes the winter go by a little bit easier for you!