BMW collects and stores vehicle positions in anonymised form to provide traffic flow services (Floating Car Data).
The FCD service is carried out to collect current information about road traffic on the existing navigation and ConnectedDrive platforms.Each ConnectedDrive-enabled vehicle constitutes a "mobile traffic reporter" (Floating Car).
The positional and sensor data collected while driving these vehicles are transferred to the BMW ConnectedDrive centre and the contractually stipulated traffic service provider together with the current time information.
The data are processed in completely anonymous form following their transfer.This is done free of charge.
Data transfer is also deactivated as soon as the SIM card installed in the vehicle is deactivated.
The traffic information service, including FCD can be deactivated by sending a written request to BMW Customer Services.