BMW Adds Yelp to In-Vehicle Online Offerings
Starting today, BMW drivers in the U.S. can tap into Yelp while on the road. The BMW-specific offering allows users to search through listings that include restaurants, cafés, stores, banks, and parking garages.
The Yelp application supports category searches, and presents results by distance (from the vehicle’s current position) and rating. Each entry includes the rating, address, distance, telephone number, and the three most recent reviews. This information can be e-mailed to any e-mail address from within the vehicle. In addition, the reviews can be read out loud to the driver.
The Yelp application is available to drivers of recent-vintage BMWs with navigation and the optional BMW Assist Convenience Plan.