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BMW UK is now offering ConnectedDrive owners Front Seat Heating for a £15 per month or £150 per year subscription.
BMW ConnectedDrive Services
BMW ConnectedDrive Services use the smart / Internet-connected element of the car to enable owners to use software to activate more services in the car by paying a subscription for each, without needing to visit a dealer to activate them. Subscriptions can be purchased for features such as Adaptive Suspension, Drive Recorder, Safety Camera Information (traffic camera alerts), High Beam Assistant, Steering Wheel Heating, and more.
Front Seat Heating
The new Front Seat Heating feature can be enabled following a subscription sign-up, using an “over-the-air remote software download”. The service allows for the front seat heating to be activated so that the seats warm up “in no time” and can be individually adjusted on three levels, with the service heating the seat cushion, the side bolsters, and the backrest.
Other Car Companies Also Offering Subscription-Based Extras
Other companies also offering subscription-based extras include:
– Tesla. The company started a rear heated seats service back in February 2020 for its Model 3 Standard Range and Standard Range Plus as a new over-the-air upgrade. Since then, it has added more options.
– General Motors. The company is reported to have added a $905+subscription for GM’s OnStar Connected Services to Buick and GMC vehicles.