BMW cars can now pay for their own parking – giving you more time to get on with your day.
A new partnership with a UK parking giant makes it significantly easier to park up.
BMW’s infotainment system is getting a handy updateCredit: BMW
Around 150,000 BMW models will get access to an in-car RingGo app.
RingGo is one of the nation’s most popular apps for parking – offered in 450 towns and cities across the country.
Normally you’d have to get out your phone for an app or automated phone line, or even scramble for some cash.
But the new in-car app will let you instantly book parking for your current location using the BMW touchscreen.
BMW recently unveiled a new X3, which features the iDrive systemCredit: BMW
It’s part of the BMW iDrive infotainment system, which is available in most post-2018 models.
“We are delighted to have worked closely with RingGo to give our customers an intuitive, helpful experience,” said BMW’s Chris Hollis.
“The new feature will be delivered as an integrated vehicle app and installed automatically over-the-air.”
BMW says the update will be available to any and all BMW vehicles in the UK using Operating System 7 – and built from July 2018.
It’s estimated that this means over 150,000 BMW models will get access to it.
And you won’t need to do anything to get it: your car will be automatically upgraded with the new tech.
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