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      08-06-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
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Google Maps Send to car

Is there a way to make this feature work or are we stuck initiating directions either through iDrive or the connected drive app?

I'd soooooo prefer to use Google maps and just send to car.
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The car can't use google maps unless you are using apple carplay.
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The car can't use google maps unless you are using apple carplay.
Hysterical how you can use Google Maps through Carplay, but no Android Auto support. Bizarre!

I'm thinking BMW not including Android Auto has less to do with Google "data sharing' and more to do with the checks Apple writes to BMW.
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I use gmaps send to car. Works fine. Note though it doesn't send routes just destinations to your messages. You can then click on this and the route is calculated by I drive. Using it on Saturday actually
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I use gmaps send to car. Works fine. Note though it doesn't send routes just destinations to your messages. You can then click on this and the route is calculated by I drive. Using it on Saturday actually
Ok, that's a plus. Now if I could get it to work on my 2019 540i. What do I use for account # in the send to car site?

Is there a way to send to car from Google maps on Android? Or desktop only?
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Ok, that's a plus. Now if I could get it to work on my 2019 540i. What do I use for account # in the send to car site?

Is there a way to send to car from Google maps on Android? Or desktop only?
Not found out how to send to car on android gmaps. Sorry. I guess if you have your android device and the bmw app you can set your destination from within the app and then send to car from there

Will look at the desktop gmaps and see if I can remember how to set it up . Have used it for quite a few years.

I find it helpful to have a lot of alternatives for route/ destination selection depending on situation, tech to hand
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I'm thinking BMW not including Android Auto has less to do with Google "data sharing' and more to do with the checks Apple writes to BMW.
I think it has more to do with BMW not wanting to use tethered solution. I would bet adoption likely if wireless Android Auto used.

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What do I use for account # in the send to car site?

Is there a way to send to car from Google maps on Android? Or desktop only?
ConnectedDrive account that has vehicle registered.

I just tried on phone and could not find option to send to car.
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Search for Send to Car in Google. at https://www.google.com/maps/sendtocar you will find a pretty basic page where you add:

Manufacturer : BMW
Account or Device ID: This will be your login to your connected drive a/c
Display Name: Call it waht you will BMW M Cars rule

Hit OK. With just these few entries a whole new world of send to car opens up to you but only in Gmaps for web.

Enjoy
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If you are using Android you can do mirroring you phone to car and you can open google map on the phone and car will show the same. But the only thing is that you need to code Video In Motion to your car for that to working while driving.
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