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      10-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Google's "Send to Car"

Does anyone else find Google’s “Send to Car” to be very slow and delayed? Even if I send an address to my car the night before, when I get in the car in the morning there are times it does not receive a message until 30+ minutes after I start my car(!?), which is USELESS when you are in a rush in the morning, and I end up entering the address in manually. How do I speed this up!? It's not always consistent; sometimes works just ok, sometimes doesn't.
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      10-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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No problems here, receives within seconds.
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      10-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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No problems here, receives within seconds.
Me too. Is the OP's car in a garage with poor signal?
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      10-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #4
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I usually send them from work and they are always in the car by the time I get in. you probably have poor signal in your garage (I am not sure whether its via cellular or satellite, I am assuming cellular)
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      10-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies!

I don't park in my garage, but in my driveway. I also have great cell signal in and around my home.

It's never taken seconds after starting the car; it usually takes 3-5 minutes, and even 5 minutes is a lot when in a rush!

Unfortunately, I've run into the 30+ minute ordeal more than 5 times now; I've used the feature maybe 20 times over the past 2 years.

Watch the dealer claim they've never heard of the problem and that 5 minutes is 'normal' or that the problem is with Google, not BMW.
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      10-19-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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      10-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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And, is there any way to easily send this from our iPhones?
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And, is there any way to easily send this from our iPhones?
Yes - use the BMW Remote App! Go into "Control" then "Local Search."

Enter your search destination. When it comes up on the map, touch the pinhead to get the option to send to vehicle.

BTW, I must have sent at least 30 destinations to my car in the 5 weeks or so I've had it and it always works pretty quickly.
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Hmm... Just downloaded BMW Remote; know my BMW Assist Username, which I suspect is the same as what I put into the Google Maps "Send to Car" page, but I can't recall my password. Does anyone know how to obtain / reset same? Thanks!
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Got it working!
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Got it working!
Nice one - enjoy!
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      10-21-2012, 12:20 AM   #12
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How long should it take to locate my car (engine off, doors locked)?

It’s taking my phone a very long time (5-10 minutes).
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Got it working!
Can you please elaborate where you have got password? On registering ConnectedDrive via car's iDrive, I have only chosen username which is my mail and thus I have never received password.
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Call BMW assist from the SOS button in your car. They'll ask a some security questions and provide you your password, after which you log into the iPhone app and set up a PIN to use each time you use the app.
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Call BMW assist from the SOS button in your car. They'll ask a some security questions and provide you your password, after which you log into the iPhone app and set up a PIN to use each time you use the app.
Thanks, did that, but in EU the annual fee for ConnectedDrive is 250€, which I think I'll pass for the time being, will just use "send to car" from pc.
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BTW, how does car receive data, do you need to have 6NL option (SIM card installed in car)?
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BTW, how does car receive data, do you need to have 6NL option (SIM card installed in car)?
I can't recall the code but yes, you definitely need the SIM installed in the car.
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Does anyone else find Google’s “Send to Car” to be very slow and delayed? Even if I send an address to my car the night before, when I get in the car in the morning there are times it does not receive a message until 30+ minutes after I start my car(!?), which is USELESS when you are in a rush in the morning, and I end up entering the address in manually. How do I speed this up!? It's not always consistent; sometimes works just ok, sometimes doesn't.
received in seconds...85% hit rate, some never received, but for those received is within seconds
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The destinations I sent yesterday morning still haven't come through. (Boston area)
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      10-26-2012, 04:48 AM   #21
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I can't recall the code but yes, you definitely need the SIM installed in the car.
Ahh, then even if I want to, it will not work in my car, since i didn't order this option, the dealer said that installed sim card runs on EDGE network and its not 3G, so better to have iphone tethering the connection for Apps. No biggie :-)
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No problems with me. Instant delivery. From a PC but also from my android phone!
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