Yelp for BMW

We report on some fascinating news from America regarding a new on board application from Yelp. What is it? It allows drivers to search for business details and even check out their reviews from the convenience of their own car.

Check out all types of businesses whilst driving

Drivers can check out almost everything using the Yelp application, including the very best local restaurants, fashion shops, banks, local supermarkets even flower shops. Imagine driving along and wondering whether a restaurant is good or not, users will be able to get a quick review there and then in form of ratings from previous customers.

It’s all operated with safety in mind too. The Yelp application is operated with a text to speech feature.

Yelp is BMW’s first in car application with the German automotive giants promising a lot more in the future.

The Yelp application is available for subscribers to the BMW Assist Convenience Plan. Their vehicle must also have satellite navigation installed and must also have BMW Online service capability. Yelp can be accessed through the new Application section which was recently part of the BMW Online update that occurred at the beginning of the month.

Apart from BMW Online, there are more services available to users who have access to BMW ConnectDrive services. The idea is to give access to a variety of other online applications combined with other services including the ability to contact call centres. Overall it heavily enhances the driving experience for BMW owners.

What features does the Yelp feature have?

  • Category Search
  • Category Search
  • Results Overview
  • Reviews

Models that the system is included on:

(Only available to models to subscribers of the BMW Assist Convenience Plan)

  • 2009 BMW Z4
  • 2010 BMW Z4
  • 2011 BMW Z4
  • 2009 BMW 1 Series
  • 2010 BMW 1 Series
  • 2011 BMW 1 Series
  • 2009 BMW 3 Series
  • 2010 BMW 3 Series
  • 2011 BMW 3 Series
  • 2009 BMW 7 Series
  • 2010 BMW 7 Series
  • 2011 BMW 7 Series
  • 2010 BMW 5 Series
  • 2011 BMW 5 Series
  • 2010 BMW 6 Series
  • 2011 BMW 6 Series
  • 2010 BMW X5
  • 2011 BMW X5
  • 2010 BMW X6
  • 2011 BMW X6
  • 2011 BMW X3