We’ve all been there – you’ve parked the car in some county-sized multi-story car park only to return later to find, level aside, you’ve completely forgotten the precise details of exactly where you left it. Worse still, as you happen to drive one of the most popular saloon cars in the UK, the BMW, a scan across the car keeping compound does nothing to help. Well, fear not, for thanks to the awesome power of Android your days of bemused Beemer bereavement are over. This is My BMW remote, an app that ‘enhances the safety, comfort and infotainment of your BMW’… whatever infotainment is…
Compatible with various models within the 1, X3, 5, 6 and 7 series, the app not only features a Vehicle Finder function that displays the position of your car within a 1.5-kilometre radius, it also allows you to remotely flash your lights and sound your horn to help you pick out your car amongst the parked up plethora if you’re still struggling.
That, frankly, is probably feature enough for most, but beyond picking up the slack for your senility there are plenty of other tricks up this app’s metaphorical sleeve, including the ability to use your phone to lock and unlock your doors, alter the climate controls to ensure you’re not about to clamber carelessly into an automotive oven, and even use Google Local Search to find addresses and points of interest before transferring them to the car’s navigation system.
One major step towards the world of Knight Rider but without the somewhat camp British AI voice to drive you to distraction, My BMW Remote is available for free from Google Play now.