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G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
Contents
1. Introduction............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2. SpecialEquipment..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
2.1. Standardtelephonesystem.................................................................................................................................................................. 2
2.2. Wi-FiHotspot...............................................................................................................................................................................................................5

3. OverviewofTelephoneSystems..................................................................................................................................................................... 6
3.1. Databusoverview................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
3.2. AntennasysteminG12............................................................................................................................................................................... 9
3.3. Convenienttelephone/WCA.............................................................................................................................................................10

4. TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2).................................................................................................................................... 13
4.1. ComparisonwithTCB............................................................................................................................................................................... 13
4.2. NewfeaturesoftheTCB2..................................................................................................................................................................13
4.3. Systemconnection......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
4.4. FunctionalwiringdiagramofheadunitwithTCB2......................................................................................15
4.5. Installationlocation......................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
4.6. DesignoftheTCB2...................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
4.6.1. Individualcomponents............................................................................................................................................ 17
4.6.2. Hardware:rooffin.......................................................................................................................................................... 18
4.7. Hardware:TCB2controlunit.......................................................................................................................................................... 19
4.7.1. Frontview.....................................................................................................................................................................................19
4.7.2. Rearview....................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
4.7.3. Emergencybattery........................................................................................................................................................ 20

5. TelematicsServicesintheVehicle......................................................................................................................................................... 22
5.1. LTEdataconnection.................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
5.1.1. Comparisonofdatatransferrates........................................................................................................ 22
5.1.2. MultiInputMultipleOutput(MIMO)................................................................................................. 22
5.2. EmergencycallsystemintheG12....................................................................................................................................... 23
5.2.1. Standardequipment................................................................................................................................................... 23
5.2.2. Intelligentemergencycall.................................................................................................................................. 23
5.3. ConnectedDrive ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25
5.3.1. Precondition........................................................................................................................................................................... 25
5.3.2. ConnectedDriveServices................................................................................................................................. 25

6. Connectivity....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
6.1. Playerfunctions....................................................................................................................................................................................................27
6.1.1. Historyofplayerfunctions................................................................................................................................ 27
6.2. Wi-FiHotspot.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
6.2.1. Wi-Fihotspotinthevehicle............................................................................................................................ 29
G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
Contents
6.3. Wi-Fi-Direct.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
6.3.1. WhatisWi-FiDirect?.......................................................................................................................................... 32
6.4. Pairing................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 33
6.4.1. Pairing.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 33
6.5. Screencast.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34
6.5.1. Screencast(mirroringfunction)................................................................................................................. 34
6.6. Wirelesscharging.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 35
6.6.1. Definitionofwirelesscharging................................................................................................................... 35
6.6.2. WirelesschargingintheG12....................................................................................................................... 36
6.6.3. Basicprinciple....................................................................................................................................................................... 38
6.6.4. Connectiontothevehicleelectricalsystem......................................................................... 39
6.6.5. Wirelesscharginghardware............................................................................................................................40
6.6.6. Linecompensator........................................................................................................................................................... 41
6.6.7. Built-inandexternalWCAchargingcoils...................................................................................42
6.6.8. Compatibledevices ....................................................................................................................................................43
6.6.9. StatusLEDandpossibleincorrectoperation..................................................................... 45
6.6.10. Forgottencellphonealert..................................................................................................................................47
6.7. NearFieldCommunicationNFC............................................................................................................................................... 48
6.7.1. Introduction................................................................................................................................................................................48
6.7.2. NFCtransmitter.................................................................................................................................................................. 48
6.7.3. UseatBMW............................................................................................................................................................................. 49
6.7.4. NFCbasicprinciple...................................................................................................................................................... 50
6.7.5. NFCreceiver............................................................................................................................................................................ 51
6.7.6. InstallationlocationsofNFCcomponents............................................................................... 52
6.7.7. NFCfunctionsinthevehicle......................................................................................................................... 53
6.8. Overviewofconnectivity....................................................................................................................................................................... 54
G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
1.Introduction
Inadditiontothehands-freetelephonesystemwithabaseplatewithconnectiontotheexterior
antennaabrandnewwirelesschargingtelephonefeatureisstandardequipment.Chargingtakes
placewirelesslyforthefirsttimeusingwirelesschargingtechnologyinthenewBMW7Series.

AnothernewfeatureoftheG12istransmissionofcellphonedatabymeansofNearField
CommunicationorNFCforshort.NFCisusedforthefirsttimeinaBMW,itoffersasimplified
connectionsetupforBluetoothpairingofthecustomer'scellphone.

TogetherwiththerevisedHeadUnitHigh2,anewtelematiccontrolunitisbeingintroducedatBMW.
TheTelematicCommunicationBox2TCB2asaroof-mountedversionoffersthecellradio
standardLongTermEvolutionLTEinthevehicleforthefirsttime.Thisnewfeaturepermitsboth
connectionofvehiclesuchasTeleServiceandConnectedDriveaswellasrealizationofahigh-speed
accesstotheinternet.ThisWi-Fihotspotisavailabletocustomersasoptionalequipment.

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2.SpecialEquipment
2.1.Standardtelephonesystem
IntheG12,thestandardequipmentagainincludestheBluetoothhands-freesystemtogether
withBluetoothaudiostreamingandaUSBinterface.AnAUX-Ininterfaceisnolongerofferedinthe
G12.Anexceptiontothisistheseparateconnectionoptionintherearseatentertainmentsystem.
ThehardwarefortheBluetoothhands-freesystemiscomprisedintheHeadUnitHigh2.

IncurrentBMWvehiclesanddependingontheoptionalequipment,abaseplateandphonecradle
isprovidedsothatcustomerscanusesnap-inadaptersinthevehicle.Thebaseplateislocatedin
thefrontcenterconsoleofthevehicle.ItisusedforchargingthecellphoneandhasaUSBinterface
forthemusicplayerconnection.Connectedviatheexternalvehicleantenna,thefieldstrengthfor
thecustomer'scellphoneissignificantlyimproved.Useoftheexternalvehicleantennaisparticularly
advantageousbecauseitgreatlyenhancesthefieldstrengthdependingonfrequency.Thestandard
equipmenttelephonesystemontheUSmarketG12includesthe6NWWirelessCharging.Thisbase
plateandphonecradleisnolongerneededasthesystemusesawirelesschargingtraythatperforms
allofthesamefunctions.

A2ndmicrophoneisinstalledinthevehicleasstandardtoenhancetheoperationofthehands-free
system,inparticularforthefrontpassenger.

ThevehicleequippedwithtwoUSBinterfacesandthereisnolongeranAUX-INportavailable.
BothUSBinterfacesareconnectedtotheheadunitandcanbeaccessedinthenewmainmenu
under"Media/Radio".

Achargecurrentofupto2.1AisavailableviabothUSBinterfacestosupplythecustomer'ssmart
devices.ThisismadepossibleduetotheuseofanadditionalUSBhubwhichisinstalledasstandard.
BothaudioandvideocontentcanbeplayedbackfromaUSBstickviatheseinterfaces.

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2.SpecialEquipment

USBportsintheG12

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2.SpecialEquipment
Index Explanation
1 AdditionalUSBhubincombinationwiththestandardequipment
Telephonewithwirelesscharging(SA6NW)
2 StandardUSBinterfaceinthefrontcenterconsole(aluminumdesign)
3 OptionalUSBinterfaceinthecenterconsolestoragecompartment
(NotavailableforUSmarket)
3a AdditionalUSBinterfaceinthestoragecompartment(SA6NW)
Telephonewithwirelesscharging.
3b TelephonecradleandUSBinterfaceinthestoragecompartment
(NotavailablefortheUSmarket)

Thestandardtelephonefunctionpermitssimultaneousconnectionof2telephones.A3rdcellphone
canbeusedasanexternalBluetoothaudiosourceifrequired.Upto4telephonescanberegisteredin
advance.

NumerousadditionalofficefunctionscanbeadditionallyenabledinthemainmenuCommunication/
Officeincombinationwiththeconvenienttelephonefunction.Forexample,theaddressbooksupports
contactphotosifthesearemaintainedandstoredonthecellphone.Youcanfindoutwhethera
specificcellphoneissuitableforthisfeatureat:

www.bmw.com/bluetooth

Wi-FiHotspot

AWi-Fihotspotispreparedinthevehicleasahighlightoftheconvenienttelephonefunction.This
canbeactivatedthankstospecialoptionalequipmentwhichisaddedtothevehicletogetherwith
convenienttelephoneorwirelesscharging.ForfurtherinformationWi-FiHotspotSeeChapter2.

User-initiatedsoftwareupdate

Acustomer-initiatedsoftwareupdate(KISUupdate)formultimediaandtelephoneispossible
asstandardintheG12.

Telephonewithwirelesscharging

TelephonewithWirelessCharging(SA6NW)isofferedasstandardequipmentintheUSmarket
(Seeillustration).Thescopeofhardwareandfunctionsisenhancedwithaspecialwirelesscharging
traywhichisinstalledinthevehicleinsteadofthebaseplate.Thissmartphonechargingtray,called
"wirelesschargingtray",isfittedonthesideofthecenterconsoleandpermitsinductivechargingas
wellasinductivecouplingwiththeexternalvehicleantenna.

Inadditiontothecustomer'ssmartphone,whichremainsfullyfunctionalwithrespecttothehands-
freesystemduringcharging,itisalsopossibletoperformwirelesschargingoftheBMWDisplaykey
(SA3DS).

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2.SpecialEquipment
2.2.Wi-FiHotspot
TheWi-FiHotspot(SA6WD)inthevehicleisalsoalreadystandardfortheUSmarketand
includedalongwithtelephonewithwirelesscharging(SA6NW).Thesystemisofferedas
afreemonthlytrial.

Itisonlynecessarytopurchaseamobiledataplanfromyourcellphonecarrier(i.e.AT&T).Depending
onlocalLTEavailabilityandtakingintoaccountcountry-specificrestrictions,thecustomercanthen
surfintheinternetwithupto10deviceswithamaximumdownloadrateof100Mbit/s.

Thepurchaseofthe(payasyougo)plantakesplaceexclusivelyviathecustomer'scellenddevice
(PC,smartphone,tabletetc.).TheconnectionisdoneviatheTCB2SIMcard.Whenconnectingto
theWi-Fihotspotthephonewillopenalandingpage(similartoahotelWi-Ficonnection)tologin.
TheTCB2usesadoubleconnection,onefortheBMWConnectedDriveandtelematicsfunctions
viatheBMWserverandtheotherfortheWi-FihotspotviaAT&Tserver

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3.1.Databusoverview

G12busoverview

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Abbreviation Explanation
ACC Activecruisecontrol
ACSM CrashSafetyModule
AMPT AmplifierTop(tophighfidelityamplifier)
ASD ActiveSoundDesign
BDC BodyDomainController
CON Controller
DME DigitalMotorElectronics
DSC DynamicStabilityControl
EARSH Electricactiverollstabilizationrear
EARSV Electricactiverollstabilizationfront
EGS Electronictransmissioncontrol
EPS ElectromechanicalPowerSteering
FLA High-beamassistant
FLER FrontalLightElectronicsRight
FLEL FrontalLightElectronicsLeft
FZD Rooffunctioncenter
GWS Gearselector
HEADUNIT HeadUnitHigh2
HKARear Automaticrearair-conditioningandheating
climatecontrol
HKFM Tailgatefunctionmodule
HSR Rearaxleslipanglecontrol
IHKA Integratedautomaticheating/airconditioning
KAFAS Camera-baseddriversupportsystems
KOMBI Instrumentpanel
LEM LightEffectManager
NFC NearFieldCommunication
NVE NightVisionElectronics
PCU PowerControlUnit
PMA Parkingmaneuveringassistant
RFK Rearviewcamera
RSE RearSeatEntertainment
RSL RadarSensorLeft(avoidanceassistant)
RSR RadarSensorRight(avoidanceassistant)
SAS Optionalequipmentsystem

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Abbreviation Explanation
SMBF Seatmodule,passenger
SMFA Seatmodule,driver
SMFAH Seatmodule,driver,rear
SPNMHL Seatpneumaticsmodulebackleft
SPNMHR Seatpneumaticsmodulebackright
SPNMVL Seatpneumaticsmodulefrontleft
SPNMVR Seatpneumaticsmodulefrontright
SWW Lanechangewarning(Primary)
SWW2 Lanechangewarning(Secondary)
TCB2 Telematiccontrolunit2
TRSVC ControlunitforrearviewcameraandSideView
VDP VerticalDynamicPlatform
VTG Transferbox
WCA Wirelesschargingtray
1 Start-upnodecontrolunitsforstartingandsynchronizing
theFlexRaybussystem
2 Controlunitswithwake-upauthorization
3 Controlunitsalsoconnectedatterminal15WUP

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3.2.AntennasysteminG12

G12antennasystem

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Index Explanation
1 Electrochromaticmirror
2 BodyDomainController(BDC)
3 CrashSafetyModule(ACSM)
4 DynamicStabilityControl(DSC)
5 Remotecontrolservicereceiver(FBD)(withK-CANconnectionforfirsttime)
6 Rearwindowheatingandantennas(FM/AMandFM2)
7 Rearwindowdiversityandantennaamplifier(FM/AMandFM2)
8 Additionalbrakelight
9 E-filteragainstinterferencefromadditionalbrakelight
10 Antennasystem+controlunitTCB2forconvenienttelephone(SA6NS)or
TelephonewithWirelessCharging(SA6NW);snap-inroof-mountedantenna
inthefinwithSDARS(US),TEL1(telephone),TEL2(telematics)andGPS
11 BluetoothantennaconnectedtotheHeadUnitHigh2
12
Wi-Fi DirectantennaconnectedtotheHeadUnitHigh2
13 HeadUnitHigh2
14 Integratedautomaticheating/airconditioning(IHKA)
15 IHKAcontrolpanel

3.3.Convenienttelephone/WCA
WirelessCharging(SA6NW)WCAincludesConvenienttelephone(SA6NS)andisstandard
equipmentintheUSmarket.

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ConvenienttelephoneisincludedwithwirelesschargingtrayWCA(SA6NW)intheG12.

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3.OverviewofTelephoneSystems
Index Explanation
A Convenienttelephone(SA6NS)
B WirelessCharging(SA6WA)
1 Microphone,driver'sside
2 Microphone,passenger'sside
3 Powerdistributionbox,front
4 BodyDomainController(BDC)
5 Controlunit,NearFieldCommunication
6 Antenna,NearFieldCommunication
7
Wi-Fi Directantennaontheheadunit
8 HeadUnitHigh2
9 Bluetoothantenna
10 Controller(CON)
11 USBinterface(standard)
12 AdditionalUSBinterfaceinthecenterconsole
13 Baseplateforsnap-inadapterforsmartphone(USBconnection)
14 Wirelesschargingtray
15 Powerdistributionbox,rear
16 Telephoneantenna
17 TCB2withintegratedfin(TEL1forWCAandbaseplate,
integratedWi-Fihotspot)
18 WCAlinecompensator
19 AdditionalUSBinterfaceinthecenterconsole
20 USBhub
21 Centralinformationdisplay(CID)
22 Steeringcolumnswitchcluster(SZL)
23 Instrumentpanel(KOMBI)

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
4.1.ComparisonwithTCB
ThetasksoftheTelematicCommunicationBox(telematiccontrolunitinstalledsince07/12)were
clearlydefineduptonow.TheTCBwasthemodeminthevehiclewithintegratedSIMcardand
emergencyrunningpropertiesintheeventoffailureofthevehicleelectricalsystem(emergency
powersupplywithownbattery).BothTeleServicesandtheConnectedDriveservices(ASSIST,
ONLINE,RemoteandInternet)usethismodemwithconnectedtelematicantennaintherooffin.
TheemergencyGSMantennawasaseparatecomponentandwashard-wiredtotheTCB,inaddition
toamicrophoneandanemergencyloudspeaker.

4.2.NewfeaturesoftheTCB2
FromtheF23on,theTCB2asaluggagecompartmentversionwhichusesbothantennasfor
receptionofthedataservices(LTE)forthefirsttimewithcombinedoperationofthetelematicantenna
andaseparateemergencyantenna(backup)

Theroof-mountedversionoftheTCB2wasintroducedwiththeF30LCI.Itisthenextevolutionary
phaseoftheTCB2andnowalsomakesitsdebutinthenewBMW7Series.Twointegratedtelematic
antennas(TEL1andTEL2)ensurefirst-classLTEdatareception.TheintegratedemergencyGSM
antenna(backup)nowalsoservessimultaneouslyasa"hub"fortheWi-Fihotspotinthevehicle.
TheUSversionincludesthe4G+Wi-Fihotspot(SA6WD)featureasstandardequipmentandituses

anAT&T SIMcardasthepreviousTCB.

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
4.3.Systemconnection

VehicleelectricalsystemconnectionTCB2intheG12

Index Explanation
1 CombinationofTCB2(includesemergencycallantenna)andfinwith
telephone(TEL1)andtelematicantenna(TEL2)foremergencycallfunction,
remoteservices,TeleServicesandConnectedDriveservices
2 BodyDomainController
3 HeadUnitHigh2
4 Controlunitforrearseatentertainmentsystem(RSE)
5 Instrumentpanel(KOMBI)
6 HeadUpDisplay(HUD)
7 Centralinformationdisplay(CID)

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
4.4.FunctionalwiringdiagramofheadunitwithTCB2

FunctionalwiringdiagramofHU-H2includingTCB2

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
Index Explanation
1 Centralinformationdisplay(CID)
2 HeadUnitHigh2
3 Userinterface
4 Application/software
5 Interfaces/Hardwareconnection

4.5.Installationlocation
TheTCB2withassociatedrooffin(roof-mountedantenna)islocatedjustinfrontoftherearwindow
betweentheroofandrooflineroftheG12.

TCB2installationlocationincludingtherooffinintheG12

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
4.6.DesignoftheTCB2

4.6.1.Individualcomponents
TheTCB2isengagedintheroof-mountedantennaconnectedwiththevehicle.Thismakesitpossible
toreduceconductionlossesandEMCinterference.

IndividualcomponentsofTCB2

Index Explanation
1 Telematicantennafinasstandardwith:TEL1(telephoneandtelematicsfor
LTE)andTEL2(telematic)antennaandGPSantennaintherooffin;SDARS
antenna(forUSvehicles).
2 BottompartoftheTCB2withintegratedemergencycallantennaand
additionalintegrated"Hub"fortheWi-Fihotspot(SA6WD)incombination
withconvenienttelephoneandwirelesscharging(SA6NW).

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
4.6.2.Hardware:rooffin
Intheroof-mountedversion,theTCB2controlunitisinstalleddirectlyintotheroof-mounted(fin)
antennaduringinstallationattheassemblyplant.Theantennacontactsoftherooffinareconnected
withtheconnectionpointsintheTCB2controlunitswiththeminimumpossibleelectricalresistance.
Thecontactsaregold-platedandhaveshorttravelssincetheyarecombinedintoonecomponentat
theassemblyplantbytheengagementprocess.

IllustrationofpinningonTCB2

Index Explanation
1 TEL1connectionforthetelephoneantenna(+LTEtelematicsfunction)
2 TEL2forthetelematicantenna(ECall,MIMOandWi-Fihotspot)
3 GPSantenna(optional)
4 SDARS(standardforUS)

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
4.7.Hardware:TCB2controlunit

4.7.1.Frontview

FrontviewoftheTCB2

Index Explanation
1 LEDemergencycallbutton,emergencycallbutton,
crashsignalACSM,K-CAN4
2 Emergencyloudspeaker,telematiccontrolunit(terminal30F,ground)

4.7.2.Rearview

RearviewoftheTCB2

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)
Index Explanation
1 OABREthernet,K-CAN4,driver'smicrophone(inputandoutput)
2a DABLbandantenna(notforUS)
2b SDARSantenna(USonly)
3 TEL1connectiontobaseplateorwirelesschargingunit
4 Emptynofunctionality

4.7.3.Emergencybattery
TheTCB2isequippedwithanemergencybatteryforpowersupplyifthevehicleelectricalsystemis
nolongerfunctional.ThisensuresthattheE-CALLsystemisstillsuppliedwithpower.Theemergency
batterycanbeorderedseparatelyfromBMWPartsandAccessories.

IftheTCB2isreplacedintheeventofafault,thereplacementdevicewillnothaveanemergency
batteryThepartstechnicianmustorderthisemergencybatteryseparately.Thisemergencybattery
mustberetrofittedintheTCB2priortoreplacement.

Ifanemergencybatterydevelopsafaultduringthevehiclelifecycle,thebatterycanbereplaced.After
removingtheroofliner,theTCB2canbeseparatedfromtheantennaunitbondedintopositioninthe
vehicleroofbymeansofareleasebuttonlocatedonthebottomofthecontrolunit.

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4.TelematicCommunicationBox2(TCB2)

ACheckControlmessagewillbedisplayedtothedriveriftheemergencybatteryisdefective.Please
observetherepairinstructionsforremovaloftherooflinerwhenservicingtheemergencybatteryofthe
TCB2

ReleasebuttonontheTCB2

PleaserefertotheBMWrepairinstructionsfortheexactreplacementprocedureforthe
emergencybattery.

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5.TelematicsServicesintheVehicle
5.1.LTEdataconnection

5.1.1.Comparisonofdatatransferrates

Comparisonofmobileradiodatatransferrates

LongTermEvolution(LTE)isa4thgeneration(4G)mobileradiostandard.LTEcanachievea
significantlyhigherdownloadratewithupto100MBit/s.ThebasicdiagramofUMTSisretainedfor
LTE.AquickandreasonablechangeoveroftheinfrastructuresoftheUMTStechnology(3Gstandard)
toLTEAdvanced(4Gstandard)isthereforepossible.

Thefrequencyrangesuseddifferdependingontheregion,andvaryfromabout700to2600MHz.
Theterm"FrequencyDivisionDuplex"isunderstoodastransmissionandreceivingfromcelland
basestationsontowdifferentfrequencybands:Themobiledevicetransmits,intheUplinkchannel,
whilethebasestationtransmits,intheDownlinkchannel.Eachofthetwofrequencyrangeshavea
bandwidthof5MHz.Expressedsimply,thismeansthat2transmittersand2receiversineachcase
transmitandreceivesimultaneouslywith2differentfrequencies.

5.1.2.MultiInputMultipleOutput(MIMO)
WithMIMOtechnology(MultipleInputMultipleOutput),itispossibleformobileradioproviderstooffer
dataspeedswithalowerrorrate.MIMOisthebasisforaspecialencodingprocedurewhichusesboth
temporalandalsospatialdimensionsforinformationtransfer(Space-TimeCoding).

Asaresult,thequality(biterrorfrequency)anddatarateofawirelessconnectioncanbeimproved
significantly.MIMOsystemscantransmitconsiderablymoreBit/sperHzbandwidthused,andarethus
moreefficientthanconventionalsystems.InordertorealizetheMIMOtechnologyatBMWbothdata
antennaspresentinthevehicleareausedsimultaneouslyforthefirsttimefortheLTEconnection.
MIMOoperatessimilartotheantennadiversityintheradiosystem.Thesignalofbothantennasis
sent,evaluatedandcombinedtominimizeerrorsandoptimizedataspeed.

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LTEreceptionintheG12

Index Explanation
1 LTEtransmittersystem
A LTEantenna1
B LTEantenna2
2 TelephoneantennaTEL1forLTEreception
3 TelematicantennaTEL2forLTEreception
4 CombinationofLTEantennas1and2.ConsistingoftheTEL1and
TEL2antennasoftherooffinengagedintheTCB2

5.2.EmergencycallsystemintheG12

5.2.1.Standardequipment
TheG12isequippedasstandardwithamanualemergencycallincombinationwithanemergency
callbuttonandanemergencycallantenna.Regularcommunicationintheeventofanemergency
takesplaceviatheSIMcardintheTCB2incombinationwiththetelematicantenna.

5.2.2.Intelligentemergencycall
TheIntelligentemergencycall(SA6AC)isstandardintheUSmarket.Itsoffersandextensionof
thestandardemergencycallequipment.Thetelematicsservice"Intelligentemergencycall"setsup
aconnectiontoemergencyandrescueservicesviaaBMWCallCenterifnecessaryinthecaseof
manualandautomaticemergencycalls.Inadditiontothecurrentpositionofthevehicle,additional
dataistransmittedabouttheaccidentseverity,forexample.

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EmergencycallsystemintheG12

Index Explanation
1 Microphone,passenger'sside(NotforUS)
2 Microphone,driver'sside
3 TCB2includingintegratedemergencycallantenna
4 HeadUnitHigh2
5 OABREthernet
6 Emergencyloudspeaker
7 Emergencycallbutton
8 Telematicantenna(LTE2)intherooffin

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5.3.ConnectedDrive

5.3.1.Precondition
ThebasicprerequisiteforthefunctionalityoftheConnectedDriveservicesisalreadypresentas
hardwareineveryG12.ThepermanentlyinstalledSIMcardantelematiccontrolunit(Telematic
CommunicationBox2)withrooffinareincludedinthebasicequipment.Therooffincontainsthe
telematicantennaforthetelematicsystem.

5.3.2.ConnectedDriveServices
ThecompletehardwarerequiredtoreceivetheConnectedDriveservicesisthereforeavailable.
TheConnectedDriveservicescanbebookedinthevehicleviatheConnectedDriveStore:

Thebasicservicesinclude:

1.ConnectedDriveServices(SA6AK)

withthefollowingcontent:

VehicleAppsorBMWOnlineservices

BMWOnlinenews
BMWOnlinecountryinformation
BMWOnlinegasolinepricesearch
BMWOnlineOfficeMail

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BMWOnlineweather
BMWOnlinesearch
BMWConnectedDriveStore

RemoteservicesandApps(BMWConnected&third-partyproviders)

2.Intelligentemergencycall(SA6AC)

YoucanfinddetailsontheintelligentemergencycallfunctioninChapter5.2ofthisinformation
bulletin

TeleServices(SA6AE)isstandardequipmentfortheUSmarket.

ThefollowingConncetedDriveservicesarestandardfortheUSmarketbutcanalsobebookedvia
theConnectedDriveStoreinthevehicle:

Equipment Optionalequipment Function Requiredbasic


equipment
RealTimeTraffic 6AM Trafficinformationvia Option6AK
Information P-SIM*
ConciergeService 6AN Informationservicevia Option6AK
P-SIM*
RemoteServices 6AP Remotecontrol Option6AK
functionsviaPCor
smartphone
Internet 6AR Internetaccessviaa SA6AK;SA601/609
secureBMWserver
(backend)
Apps (6NR)already Applicationsonthe Option6AK
includedwith6AK. smartphonethat
permitadditional
functionsinthe
vehicle(webradio,
navigation,music
streamingservices,
etc.)incombination
withtheheadunit.
*P-SIM=Prefit
SIM=theSIMcard
permanentlyinstalled
inthevehicle

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6.1.Playerfunctions

6.1.1.Historyofplayerfunctions
Sinceaninterface(AUX-In)formusicforexternalaudiocomponents(externaldevices)wasoffered
forthefirsttimeasstandardatBMWinthe3SeriesBMW(E90),thenumberoftheseinterfaceshas
increasedsignificantlyoverthecourseoftheyears.Aquantumleaptookplacein2007whenthe
introductionoftheULF-SBX-Highmeantthatitwaspossibleforthefirsttimetofeedexternalaudio
intothevehicleviaaUSBinterfaceandtoconnectaniPodasamusicplayer.

ThefirstBluetoothaudiostreamingandthefirstapplicationfunctiononasmartphone(Apps)were
alsorealizedviaatelephonecontrolunit,theComboxmultimedia.

Alongsidethefamiliarcable-connectedsolutions(wired,one-wire,two-wire,etc.),anincreasing
numberofwirelesssolutionsarebeingusedinvehicles.Alistofallexternalinterfacesthathave
beenimplementedinBMWvehiclessofarisprovidedbelow.

Feature Interface(headunit) Use/ Optionalequipmentcode


vehicle
AUX-INport Radioorheadunit 09/2005 Dependingontheradioorheadunit(e.g.
forMP3player (E90) RadioProfessionalSA663)
USB(audio USBaudiointerface; 11/2006 Option6FL
only) ULF-SBXHighvia (E70)
MOSTtotheheadunit
Music Installedharddisk 011/2008 SA609(NavigationwithCIC)
collection drive(HDD)intheCIC (E82,
(musicserver withUSBportfordata E90)
ontheHDDin backup
theheadunit)
Smartphone Baseplatewithbuilt- 11/2008 Option6NF
connection inUSBinterface(gold (F01)
(extended contacts)connected
connection withULF-SBX-Highviaa
ofamusic USBhub
playerinthe
cellphone)
Bluetooth WirelessviaBluetooth 09/2010 Option639
audio connectiontoCOMBOX. (F01)
streaming Theinformationis
forwardedtothehead
unitviaMOST.
APPS Applicationsonthe 03/2011 Option6NR

(iPhone ) iPhone,whichinteract (E8x,
withtheheadunitviathe E9x)
USBaudiointerfaceand
viatheCOMBOX

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Feature Interface(headunit) Use/ Optionalequipmentcode
vehicle

iPhone Video USBaudiointerface 03/2011 SA633;SA6NF
+Plugin withadditionalvideo 03/2013
line(CVBS)inthebase (E8x,
plate;pluginwasApple
E9x)
Look&FeelinaBMW
USB(video USBaudiointerfaceto 07/2012 SA609;SA6NF
streamof theheadunit (F01
videofilesto LCI)
theheadunit)
Packages IntegrationofBluetooth 03/2013 SA6NH(withSA6FL),SA6NK(with
6NH,6NK, audiostreaming,USB (F10 SA6FLandSA6NF),SA6NL(withSA6FL
6NL audiointerfaceand LCI) andSA6NF);SA644andSA633were
smartphoneconnection replaced
ofthebaseplateinto
thevariousConnectivity
optionalequipment.
APPS Applicationsonthe 09/2013 Option6NR
(Android) Androidsmartphoneare (F10
transmittedtothehead LCI)
unitandinteractwith
thisviatheUSBaudio
interface.2modes(USB
andAccessoriesMode)

Whereasfunctionswerepreviouslyexplainedwiththeindividualtechnicaldevices,anewapproach
isnownecessarywiththeG12.

DuetothefactthattheabovelistoffunctionshasagainbeensignificantlyextendedfortheG12,the
individualfunctionswouldnotreceiveadequatecoverageifanexplanationweretobeprovidedin
thesamewayasbefore(functionsassignedtoandsubordinatetotechnicaldevices).Theclarityofthe
explanationwouldbecompletelylost.

Forthisreason,wewillgobacktothecustomerandhisneeds.Wewillnowconsiderthedesired
mediafromthepointofviewofthecustomerandwillshowthevariousoptionsavailabletothe
customersothathecanachievehisgoaldirectly.(Forexample,thecustomerwouldliketoplay
backmusicviaasmartphoneinthesnap-inadapter).

Inaddition,itmustbenotedthattheinterfacefunctionalityoftheComboxwasalreadyendedin2012
withintegrationintheHeadUnitHigh.

Sincetheplayerfunctions,irrespectiveofwhetherexternalorinternal,nowtakeplaceinorwiththe
headunit,youwillfindalistofalloptionsavailabletothecustomertoplayaudio,picturesvideo
orappsintheinformationbulletinG12Audiosystem".

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6.2.Wi-FiHotspot

6.2.1.Wi-Fihotspotinthevehicle
TheG12isequippedwithnumerousWi-Filinks.Allvehicle-relatedservicesandfunctionsare

controlledviatheVehicleWi-Fi(Wi-Fi Direct).


Wi-Fi Directsymbol

TheWi-FiHotspot(SA6WD)isstandardequipmentintheUSmarket.Thisfeatureprovidesthe
customereasyaccesstotheinternet.Theterm"Wi-Fi"iscommonlyusedinsteadofWLAN.Thatis
whythetermWi-FiwiththecorrespondinglogoisoftenusedincombinationwiththeWLANhotspot.

Wi-FisymbolforacertifiedWi-Fihotspot

Thehotspotisamulti-pointconnectionsimilartoahomenetwork.Thehotspotperformsthetaskofa
"hub",asfamiliarfromnetworktechnology.Thecustomercanconnectupto10devicestothehotspot
(hub)andsurfontheinternetwithamaximumdownloadspeedof100Mbit/s.A"ClienttoClient"
connectionisnotpossible.Inotherwords,thedevicescannotcommunicatewitheachother.
Innetworkterms,thismeansthatthe"hub"doesnothavea"bridge"function.

Thehardwareinthevehicleforthehotspotiscoupledtotheoptionalequipmentwirelesscharging
(SA6NW)whichincludesconvenienttelephone(SA6NS).

Thehotspotfunctioncanbeusedbythecustomerincombinationwithanexistingoradditionalcell
dataplan.ThecustomermustindependentlyextendthedataplanwiththeproviderintheEurope
andUSversions.Theprocedureissimilartothatforbookinghotspotaccessinahotelorapublic
hotspotinacaf.Afterthedataconnectionissetupbetweentheenddevice(smartphone,tabletPC,
etc.)andthehotspot,aproviderpagewillbedisplayedwherethecustomercanindependentlyextend
thedatacontract.

Ifthebookingissuccessful,aconnectionwillbesetuptothefree,unfilteredinternetviatheMIMO-
LTEdataconnectionintheTCB2.TEL1andTEL2intheroofantenna/rooffinaredefinedastelematic
antennasforreception,asdescribedinChapter5.

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DatagraphicofhotspotintheG12

Thehotspotallowsthecustomereasyaccesstotheinternetforhissmartdevices(smartphones,
tablets,PC,etc.)andalsopermitsinternetaccesswiththeTouchCommandtabletavailableforthe
RearSeatEntertainment.

ForthefirsttimeatBMW,theGSMemergencyantenna(BACKUPorECALLantenna)integratedinthe
TCB2isusedasthehotspotantennaforthehotspotintheentirevehicleinterior.

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Wi-FihotspotintheG12

Thedriver'spositionwasintentionallynotshownhereasaWi-Fireceptionposition.Whenthe
vehicleisstationary,thedrivercanofcoursealsoaccessthehotspotviaamobileenddevice(cell
phone,tablet).

AlternativeinternetaccessoptionsintheG12

Therearetherefore2optionsavailableintheG12vehiclestoaccesstheinternet.

ThefirstpossibilityistheWi-Fihotspotviatheaconnectedcellphoneincombinationwith
acustomerSIMcardwithactivedataplan.Furtherdetailswerepreviouslydescribedabove.

The2ndpossibilityforinternetaccessisviatheiDriveinthevehicleandcoupledtothe
ConnectedDrive"Internet"(SA6AR)whichisofferedfreeforonemonthtrialperiodinthe
USmarketG12.Aftertheintroductoryphase(onemonthfreetrial),thecustomercanorderthe
"Internet"(SA6AR)serviceviatheConnectedDrivestore(forexample).Withthisfunctionaconnection
tothe"filteredinternet"issetupviaaBMWserver(backend)forthesystemoperatedviatheiDrive
system.Thecentralinformationdisplayorrearcompartmentdisplayisusedasadisplayhere.The
dataistransmittedintothevehicleviathisserverincombinationwithTCB2andthepermanently
installedSIMcard.

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6.3.Wi-Fi- Direct


6.3.1.WhatisWi-Fi Direct?
AnewWi-Fistandardisintegratedinthevehicleforcontrolandmonitoringfunctionsmainlybythe
rearseatentertainmentCommandTabletanditisalsousedfortheScreencastfeature(seebelow

formoreinformation).ThisVehicleWi-FiisacertifiedstandardoftheWi-Fi Alliancewhichis

calledWi-Fi Direct.Pleasevisitthelinkbelowforfurtherinformation.

http://www.wi-fi.org

Wi-Fi DirectisastandardforwirelessdatatransmissionbetweentwoWLANenddeviceswithout
centralAccessPoint.ItisbasedontheinternationalstandardIEEE802.11(ISO/IEC8802-11),which
describesthepropertiesofawirelessnetwork.

IntheG12,thisdatatransmissionalwaystakesplacebymeansofWi-Fi Directbetweentheheadunit
(withconnectedWLANantenna)andthefollowingenddevices:

BetweentheheadunitandsmartphonefortheScreencastfunction
(seenextchapterinthistrainingmanual)
BetweenheadunitandTouchCommandforthecontrolandmonitoring
functionsviatabletPC(seetheG12Rearseatentertainment"
trainingmanualformoreinformation.


Wi-Fi Direct(VehicleWi-Fi)streamingsourcesintheG12

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6.4.Pairing

6.4.1.Pairing
WhereasitwaspreviouslypossibleinBMWvehiclestosetuponlyBluetoothconnectionsfora
hands-freesystem,OfficefunctionsorBluetoothaudiostreaming,thisisnowextendedtoinclude

2additionalservices.TheseareWi-Fi Directinthevehicle"VehicleWi-Fi"andtheWi-Fihotspotin
thevehicle"Internethotspot".

TwoexamplesareprovidedbelowofhowthecustomercanactivatethefunctionsWi-Fi Direct
(VehicleWi-Fi)andtheWi-Fihotspot(Internethotspot)andthenconnectadevicewiththem.


SettingandsetupofWi-Fi Direct(Wi-Fiservicesinthevehicle).

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Index Explanation
1 "Settings"submenu

Wi-Fi Direct
(VehicleWi-Fi)
2a VehicleWi-Fiactive/inactive
2b Screencastselection
2c SelectionofstreamingdeviceforScreencast
2d IllustrationoftheScreencastfunction
Wi-Fihotspot
(Internet
hotspot)
3a InternetWi-Fiactive/inactive
3b SelectionofInternethotspot
3c IllustrationofthesetWi-Fihotspot"Hotspotname"and"Hotspotkey"
3d SelectionoftheWi-Fihotspotinthevehicleonasmartphone

6.5.Screencast

6.5.1.Screencast(mirroringfunction)
Screencastisanopenstandardforconnectingtwocomputerswitheachotherbymeansofa
wirelessconnection.InthecaseoftheG12,thisfunctionsharesormirrorsthescreencontent
ofasmartphoneortabletwiththeheadunit.Thecontentisdisplayedinthevehicleonthecentral

informationdisplay.Wi-Fi DirectisusedasthedatatransmissionstandardintheG12Wi-Fi Direct.

Ifarearseatentertainmentsystemisinstalled,thecontentcanalsobeprojectedontothetworear
compartmentdisplaysviatheheadunitandRSEcontrolunitifthecustomerwishes.

Speedlock

Imagefiles,musicfilesandfilmscanbeplayedbackascontentwiththeScreencastfunction.
However,thecontentontheCIDissuppressedatavehiclespeedofmorethan7km/h(5mph).
Thecontentremainsvisibleontherearcompartmentdisplaysatspeedsabove7km/h(5mph).

SincetheheadunitcannotdetectwhatscreencontentisstreamedtothevehicleviaScreencast,
theabove-describedspeedlockisalwaysactivatedataspeedof7km/h.Thisappliesirrespectiveof
whetherafilmwithmovingpictures,amusictrackorphotosorscreencontentaredisplayed.Music
andaudioplaybackarenotaffectedbytheScreencastspeedlock.

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ScreencastintheG12

6.6.Wirelesscharging

6.6.1.Definitionofwirelesscharging
Telephonewithwirelesscharging(SA6NW)isaninnovationforBMWvehicles.InthenewBMW
7Series,chargingoftelephonestakesplacewirelesslyforthefirsttimeusingwirelesscharging

technology.Thereistheso-calledQi symbolforwirelesschargingproducts.TheChineseword
forlifeenergyisacopyrightedstandardoftheWirelessPowerConsortium.

http://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/

Thisstandardisintendedtoensurethatindividualchargersarecompatibleforalldevices.


Qi symbol

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6.6.2.WirelesschargingintheG12
Wirelesscharging(WCA)intheG12isvisibleforthecustomerintheformofaspecialwireless
chargingtray.TheTelephonewithwirelesscharging(SA6NW)isstandardequipmentfortheUS
market.Insteadofabaseplate,thevehicleisthenequippedwithawirelesschargingtray.

Inthecaseoftelephonewithwirelesscharging,bothQi -capablecellphonesoroptionallytheBMW
Displaykey(SA3DS)arechargedintheG12.

AlargenumberofcellphonesarealreadyequippedwiththeWCAfunction(Qi ready)andcanbe
chargedinthewirelesschargingtray.Inaddition,thefunctioncanberetrofittedtothecellphoneby
fittingaWCA-capablerearcoveroraddingaWCA-capablecase.

NeverplaceacellphoneandtheBMWDisplaykeyinthewirelesschargingtraytogether.

Onlyoneofthetwodeviceswouldbecharged.

Bluetoothaudiostreaming,BluetoothAppsstreaming,Screencast(DesktopSharing)andassociate
imageorvideostreamingviaAndroidsmartdevicescanbeusedinthevehicleduringchargingofthe
cellphoneinthewirelesschargingtray.Detailsoftheindividualstreamingservicescanbefoundinthe
G12Audiosystemstrainingmanual.

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WirelesschargingtrayintheG12

Index Explanation
1
Cellphonewithacorrespondinginductivecase(Qi -certified)
2 WirelesschargingtrayintheG12

WirelesschargingtraywithinsertedBMWDisplaykey

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6.6.3.Basicprinciple
Theprincipleofthewirelesschargingtechnologyisbasedoninduction.Atransmittercoiland
areceivercoilwirelesslytransmitthechargingvoltageforthecellphone.

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Basicprincipleofwirelesscharging

Index Explanation
1 Smartphonewithcouplingantennaforcellreception
2 Inductioncoilintheoutercoverofthesmartphone
3 Outercoverofthesmartphonewithreceivercoil
4 Transmittercoilinthewirelesschargingtray
5 Telephoneantennainthewirelesschargingtray(inductive)
6 Ferriteinthewirelesschargingtray
7 Electronicswithconnectionsforthevehicleelectricalsystemofthewireless
chargingtray
8 Outercoverofthewirelesschargingtray

6.6.4.Connectiontothevehicleelectricalsystem
Thewirelesschargingtrayisconnectedtothevehicleelectricalsystembyvoltagesupplyviatherear
powerdistributionbox.Theantennainputofthewirelesschargingtrayisalsoconnectedwiththe
TCB2andthuswiththeTEL1telephoneantennainthefinviaalinecompensator.Thesystemalso
hasanactivationlinefromtheWCAtraytothelinecompensator.

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WirelesschargingintheG12vehicleelectricalsystem

Index Explanation
Conductors
A Antennalines
B Voltagesupply
C Activationline
D K-CAN5connection
Components
1 TCB2/finwithtelephoneantennaTEL1
2 Linecompensator
3 BodyDomainController(BDC)
4 Wirelesschargingtray
5 Vehicleelectricalsystemvoltagesupply

6.6.5.Wirelesscharginghardware
ThewirelesschargingtrayhasaconnectionforvoltagesupplyandK-CAN5connection.Anantenna
lineisalsofittedwhichisconnectedwithalinecompensator.Anactivationlineisadditionallyprovided
forthislinecompensator.

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Wirelesschargingtrayconnections

Index Explanation
1 Voltagesupply,connectiontotheK-CAN5,activationlineforlinecompensator
2 AntennaconnectiontoTEL1telephoneantennaintherooffin(viatheline
compensator)

6.6.6.Linecompensator
Inordertocompensateforthelossesofwirelesscharging,theG12isequippedwithanLTE-capable
linecompensator(SIMO).Withthislinecompensator,thereceptionqualityofthewirelesscharging
transmit/receivesystemagainreachesthelevelofabaseplate.

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ThelinecompensatorisinstalledintherearareaoftheG12andisconnectedwiththewireless
chargingantennaandTEL1intherooffin.Inaddition,thelinecompensatorisconnectedtothe
voltagesupplyviatheBDCandanactivationlineoftheWCAtray.

LinecompensatorintheG12

Index Explanation
1 ConnectiontothetelephoneantennaTEL1intheTCB2orrooffin
2 Voltagesupply,activationlineforlinecompensator
3 Antennaconnectionofthewirelesschargingtray

6.6.7.Built-inandexternalWCAchargingcoils

Built-inWCAchargingcoils

AlothashappenedonthesmartphonemarketsincethePalm Presmartphonewaslaunchedasthe
firstsmartphonewithwirelesschargingin2009.


ThePalm Preusesaproprietarychargingprotocol(proprietary=manufacturer-specific,unpublished

standard)whichdoesnotcorrespondtotheprotocolusedintheG12Qi standard.Thisalsomeans

thatthePalm PreisnotsupportedbytheWCAintheG12


InadditiontoGoogle Nexus4&5,theMicrosoft (formerlyNokia )devicesLumia920and1520,

theSamsung GalaxyS6hasalsobeenavailablewiththistechnologysinceSpring2015.Allofthese

deviceshavetheadvantagethattheysupporttheQi standardandcanthereforebeusedimmediately
invehiclesthatareequippedwithWCAtechnology.

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ExternalWCAchargingcoils

BackcoverswithWCAtechnologyinaccordancewiththeQi standardarenowavailableonthefree
marketformanycellphones.Thereceivercoilisthenintegratedintheplasticcover.


S4devicefromSamsung withWCA-capablebackcover


AprotectivecoverwithintegratedWCAtechnologyiscurrentlybeingdevelopedfortheiPhone from

Apple byBMWPartsandAccessories.Furtherdetailsaboutthiswillbeavailablein2016.

6.6.8.Compatibledevices
Thereisagainareferenceguideforcustomerssothattheycanfindoutwhethertheirsmartphone
iscompatiblewiththeG11/G12.

TheBMWMy-CEpageat:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/BluetoothTechnology/bluetoothframedin.aspx

www.bmw.com/bluetooth

ThewebsiteprovidesinformationaboutWirelessCharging(WCA)inadditiontothealreadyfamiliar
compatibilityinformation.NewhereistheinformationaboutcompatibilityforWi-FiHotspot,NearField
CommunicationNFCandScreencast.

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MY-CEinformationpageforthecustomer

Index Explanation
1 NearFieldCommunication(NFC)
2 Screencast
3 Wirelesscharging
4 WLANhotspot

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6.6.9.StatusLEDandpossibleincorrectoperation
AnLEDisprovidedonthewirelesschargingtrayinordertoinformthecustomerabouttherespective
statusofthechargingconnection.

TheLEDstartstolightupblueassoonasametalobjectisinsertedinthewirelesschargingtray.
Duringthistime,theelectronicsinthewirelesschargingtraycheckswhetherthemetalobjectisWCA-

orQi -compatibleandcanbecharged.Ifthisisthecase,i.e.if"brokering"wassuccessful,theLED
remainsilluminated"blue"after10s.Ifthisshouldnotbethecase,theLEDwillgooffagainafter10s.

Ifthereisacompatibledeviceandanotherobjectinthewirelesschargingtray(e.g.acoin),
bothobjectswillbedetectedbythesystemandthechargingprocedurewillnotbestarted.

ChargestatusLEDofthewirelesschargingtray

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Index Explanation
1 Acompatiblecellphoneinthetray.TheLEDlightsupbluefor10sand
remainsblue.
2 Acompatiblecellphoneandaforeignbodyinthetray.TheLEDlightsupblue
for10sandthenchangesitscolor.
3 Acompatiblecellphoneandaforeignbodyinthetray.TheLEDlightsup
orangeafter10s.

ToconcludetheWCAtopic,ashortmatrixisprovidedbelowwhichliststhedifferentflashingcodes.

Color LEDstatus Description


Black OFF WCAoff(terminal30Boff)
Black OFF WCAoperational
Black OFF Cellphonedetected,butnot
chargingfunction.
Cellphoneisalreadyfully
chargedorswitchedoff.
Blue Continuousilluminationfor Metalobjectdetected
10s
Blue Continuousillumination Cellphonewasdetectedand
isbeingcharged.
Blue Continuousillumination BMWDisplaykeydetected
andisbeingcharged.The
LEDstatus"blue"isalso
maintainedduringtheshort
interruptionwhentheDisplay
keysendsitsidentificationto
theBDC
Blue Continuousillumination InexceptionalcasesaQi -

capablecellphoneandasmall
foreignbodymaybedetected
andthephonewillstillbe
charged.Thethresholdvalue
hasnotbeenexceededinthis
case.
Orange Continuousillumination Cellphonedetectedbutno
chargingfunctiondueto
overheating(temperature
above60C(140F)
Orange Continuousillumination Foreignbodyandcellphone
detected,nocharging
function.
Red Continuousillumination Internalfault.VisitBMW
Service.

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6.6.10.Forgottencellphonealert
AnothergreatfeatureoftheG12isthatnow,forthefirsttime,aCheckControlmessagecanbeoutput
ifadeviceisleftbehindinthevehicle.Ifadeviceisdetectedinthewirelesschargingtraythecustomer
willbealertedbeforeexitingthevehicle.

TheCheckControlmessageisthendisplayedbothontheinstrumentclusterandontheCID.

Thefeaturemustbeactivatedinthevehicleforittowork.Thecustomercanactivate/deactivatethis
functioninthemainmenu"MyVehicle"submenu"Systemsettings""Wirelesschargingtray".

Thewarningisissuedifthefollowingwarningtriggersoccurinthecorrectorder:

1 Engineisstarted
2 Cellphone(objectdetected)inthewirelesschargingtray
3 Engineisstopped
4 Driver'sdoorisopened(cellphonestillinthewirelesschargingtray)
5 CheckControlmessageistriggered

Forgottencellphonealert

Index Explanation
1 Forgottencellphonealert

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6.7.NearFieldCommunicationNFC

6.7.1.Introduction

Whatisit?

NearFieldCommunicationorNFCallowsdatatobetransmittedbymeansofwirelesstechnologyover

shortdistancesofup4cm.ItwasdevelopedbyPhilips andSony in2002.Itisbasedon
RFID(Radio-FrequencyIdentification)technologywith13.56MHz.

6.7.2.NFCtransmitter

NFCtransmitter

NFCoffersvariouspossibilitiesforcommunicatingwirelesslyandwithoutpressingabuttonorkey
combination.NFCisusedwithsmartcardsincarparks,forexample.Therearealsopossibilitiesfor
usingNFCinUSBsticks,keys,smartphones,tabletsandallconceivablekindsofelectronicdevices.

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6.7.3.UseatBMW
InsteadofinitiatingdatasetupforaconnectionviatheiDrivesystemorthecontroller,itisnow
possiblewiththeG12topairasmartphonewiththevehiclemuchfasterviaNFC.

TransmitterversionsforNearFieldCommunication

Index Explanation
1 NFCchipinaSmartCard
2 NFCviaaUSBtoken
3 VersionusedinBMWG12viaanNFC-capablesmartphone
4 NFCviaanIDtransmitter(ignitionkey)

WhywasasmartphonechosenasanNFCtransmitter?Forthecustomer,thisisthemostcustomer-
friendlyapplicationinthevehicle.In2010,therewerearound60millionsmartphonesthatwere
equippedwithNFCtechnology.In2015,thefigurewillbearound550millionsmartphones.In

additiontorenownedmanufacturerssuchasHTC ,Microsoft (formerlyNokia )andSamsung ,the

iPhone 6fromApple isalsoequippedwithNFCtechnology.

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6.7.4.NFCbasicprinciple
ThefollowingillustrationshowsthedesignofasimplereceiversystemforNFCtechnology.

SchematicillustrationofNFCreceiver

Index Explanation
1 NFCreceiverunitandantennaelectronics
2 NFCcontrolunitprocessingunit
3 NFCcontrolunit

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NFCreceiverinG12

TheNFCantenna(receiverunit)andtheNFCcontrolunitwereseparatedintheG12forpackage
reasons.TheinstallationlocationoftheNFCantennaisindicatedtothecustomerbymeansofa
symbolontheairventbelowthecentralinformationdisplay.Thereceptionantennareceivesasignal
fromthetransmitterantennaofthesmartphonewhenthesmartphoneisatadistanceof1-2cmfrom
theNFCsymbol.

SymbolforNFCundertheairventinG12

Index Explanation
1 NFCsymbol
2 Customersmartphone

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6.7.6.InstallationlocationsofNFCcomponents

Rearviewofairvent

TheNFCreceiverunitandtheNFCantennaconnectioncomponentsarevisiblewhenthefrontcenter
airventintheG12isremoved.

RearviewofairventinG12

Index Explanation
1 Rearviewoffrontcenterairvent
2 ConnectionforIntelligentSafetybuttonandhazardwarningswitch
3 NFCantennaportwithconnectedNFCreceiverunit

TheNFCcontrolunitisconnectedtothevehicleelectricalsystemoftheG12viatheK-CAN5.

NFCcontrolunit

TheNFCcontrolunitislocatedontherearwallofthegloveboxintheG12.

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InstallationpositionsofNFCantennaandNFCcontrolunit

Index Explanation
1 NFCreceiverunitandantennaelectronics
2 NFCcontrolunit
3 ConnectionforNFCantenna
4 VoltagesupplyforNFCcontrolunit,busconnectionK-CAN5

6.7.7.NFCfunctionsinthevehicle

NFCfunctionsinthevehicle

AttheserieslaunchofthenewBMW7SeriesG12,Bluetoothpairingforsmartphonesispossiblevia
NFC.

PairingviaNFCispossibleonlyiftheNFCfunctionhasbeenactivatedonthesmartphonebeforethe
pairingattempt.

Asthenextstep,itisplannedtoperformpairingofcelldeviceswiththeWi-Fihotspotofthevehiclefor
thestartof2016.

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6.8.Overviewofconnectivity
Toconcludethetopicofconnectivity,atableisprovidedbelowfortheareasoftelephone/
entertainment/connectivityshowingwhichfunctionsareofferedbytherespectiveoptions.Although
onlytheWirelessCharging(SA6NW)optionappliestotheUSmarketG12,itisausefultoolto
understandfuturetelephonesystemsandtheirfunctions:

Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless


Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
Telephone Standardinthe
USmarketG12
Bluetooth HandsFree
X X X
enabling Protocol(HFP)
Extended HandsFree
hands-free Protocol(HFP)
quality(second X X
microphonefor
frontpassenger)
Conferences HandsFree
X X X
Protocol(HFP)
Supportfor2 HandsFree
telephones(3rd Protocol(HFP)
telephoneonly X X
forBluetooth
audio)
Calllists(last HandsFree
numberredial, Protocol(HFP)
X X X
received,
missed)
Voicecontrol
iPod Accessory
withiPhone Protocol(IAP) X X X
(SIRI)
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
contacts Standardinthe
USmarketG12
Accessto PhoneBook
vehicleand AccessProfile
X X X
telephone (PBAP)
contacts

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G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
6.Connectivity
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
Savingcontacts PhoneBook
inthevehicle AccessProfile
andasselection (PBAP)
optionsfor
navigation(only
X X X
incombination
withnavigation
system
Professional
SA609)
Office Standardinthe
USmarketG12
SMStext MessageAccess
message/e- Profile(MAP)
mail/calendar/
(voice)notes/
X X
tasks/contact
pictures(support
dependenton
CEdevice)
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
Entertainment Standardinthe
USmarketG12
AUX-INportfor Analogueaudio *(onlywith *(onlywith *(onlywith
externalmusic signal RearSeat RearSeat RearSeat
player Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment
SA6FR) SA6FR) SA6FR)
1.USBport Message
forUSBsticks, AccessProfile
externalmedia (MAP);iPod X X X

players,iPod , Accessories
Protocol(iAP)
iPhone
2.USBport Message
forUSBsticks, AccessProfile
externalmedia (MAP);iPod X X

players,iPod , Accessories
Protocol(iAP)
iPhone
Playbackof Variousvideo
compressed decodersinthe
videos(onlyin HeadUnitHigh X X
combinationwith
SA609)

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G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
6.Connectivity
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
DisplayofAlbum
iPod Accessory
CoverArtwith Protocol(IAP) X X X
iPhoneandHU-
H(SA609)
Bluetoothaudio Audio/Video
streaming RemoteControl
X X X
Protocol
(AVRCP)1.3
Charging-Only
mode
(Informationin X X X
thelastrowof
thetable)*
Audio/Picture/
Wi-Fi Direct
Videostreaming
X X X
forAndroid
smartphones
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
Charging Standardinthe
function USmarketG12
1.USBport(1.5
Aviathehead
unit);connected
viaUSBhub X X X
(forSA6NSor
SA6NW)also
2.1A
2.Additional
USBportwith
X X
2.1Acharge
current
Wireless
X
chargingtray
Baseplatefor
snap-inadapter
(including
externalantenna
X
connectionand
USBsmartphone
connectionin
thebaseplate)
Wi-FiHotspot Standardinthe
USmarketG12

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G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
6.Connectivity
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
Wi-Fihotspot
(withprefitBMW
SIMcardand X X
ConnectedDrive
Store)
APPS Standardinthe
USmarketG12
Apps(SA6NR
aspartof
SA6AK).The
application
runsonthe
smartphone

(iPhone or

Android ) X X
supportedwith
vehicledata
anddisplay
onthevehicle
CID).Cable-
connectedvia
USBport.
Apps(SA6NR
aspartof
SA6AK).The
application
runsonthe
smartphone

(iPhone or
Android )
X X
supportedwith
vehicledata
anddisplayon
theCIDofthe
vehicle).
Wirelessvia
Bluetooth.

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G12TelephoneandTelematicsSystems
6.Connectivity
Function Protocol/signal Hands-free Convenient Wireless
Bluetooth telephone Charging
(SA6NH) (SA6NS) (SA6NW)
Seamless
transitionfrom
Bluetooth
(Wireless)to X X
USB(cable-
connected)and
viceversa
Charging-Only
mode
(Informationin X X
thelastrowof
thetable)*
*Charging-Onlymode:
IftheexternaldeviceisactivelyconnectedviaBluetoothApps,thereisnolongeraseamless
transitionfromBluetoothAudioorApps(wireless)toUSBaudio(cable-connected).Thiswas
thecasewithHU-H.Thestreamwasstoppedandswitchovertocabletookplace.
IntheG12,ifAppsoraudioplaybackiswishedviacableortheUSBportwhenawirelesssource
isalreadyactive,theBluetoothfunctionmustfirstbedeactivated.Otherwisethestreamwill
continuewirelesslyafterconnectionforthechargingfunctioninspiteofthecableconnection.

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