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BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW announced it will launch the ConnectedDrive Store, an in-vehicle app and services store.  The store will launch in the spring of 2015.
ConnectedDrive Store will offer drivers the opportunity to purchase apps and services from within iDrive, the system used to control most secondary functions such as navigation and entertainment within the vehicle.
BMW is the first automaker to offer an in-vehicle store, which resembles app stores for Apple iOS and …

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW announced it will launch the ConnectedDrive Store, an in-vehicle app and services store.  The store will launch in the spring of 2015.
ConnectedDrive Store will offer drivers the opportunity to purchase apps and services from within iDrive, the system used to control most secondary functions such as navigation and entertainment within the vehicle.
BMW is the first automaker to offer an in-vehicle store, which resembles app stores for Apple iOS and …

Lobby Bar – December 19: Macadamia Melancholy, Pac-Man tries Ravioli, XXXL Santa, and Oui Drive

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The Lobby Bar – A Morally Ambiguous Summary of FBT News and Views
I could eat a…  With Winter Storm Jeremy just around the corner, Jesse Sokolow has some fine tips for dealing with holiday travel.  While you could try to travel ahead of time or take a train rather than a plane, why don’t you consider walking?  Nobody cancels roads, and while it might take a few weeks to reach …

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition

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It’s the height of the holiday season, and finding the perfect gift for the diamond guest in your life can present a challenge.
Help, however, is here in the form of the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition.  From cars to cameras to diamond watches, we’ve got all the bases covered.  Read on to see our editors’ top gift picks for this holiday season.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

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The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …

Lobby Bar – December 5: Doggy-Paddling the Pacific, Economic Nursery Rhymes and In-Flight Futbol

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The Lobby Bar – A Silly Little Summary of FBT News and Views 
History 101.  Jesse Sokolow recounts great moments in travel history for the month of December.  December has seen some of the most devastating hotel fires in history, many of which occurred on December 31.  Apparently guests really want to set off New Year’s Eve fireworks out of their windows, only to face the consequences of their actions – …

BMW to Expand DriveNow Carsharing Program to London, 25 Additional Cities

BMW to Expand DriveNow Carsharing Program to London, 25 Additional Cities

BMW announced the opening of its DriveNow carsharing service in London, England on Thursday and said it plans to substantially expand the operation.
DriveNow is operated in partnership with SIXT, a German car rental firm.   The London DriveNow office starts off with a fleet of 210 BMW 1 Series and Mini Countryman vehicles and will add 30 BMW i3 electric vehicles to the fleet come spring.
DriveNow in London covers an area …