BMW Connected Drive
bmw_connected_drive integration lets you retrieve data of your BMW vehicle from the BMW Connected Drive portal. You need to have a working BMW Connected Drive account and a Connected Drive enabled vehicle for this to work.
bmw_connected_drive integration also works with (recent) Mini vehicles. You need to have a working Mini Connected account, and a Mini Connected enabled vehicle for this to work.
For compatibility with your BMW vehicle check the bimmer_connected page on GitHub.
This integration provides the following platforms:
- Binary Sensors: Doors, windows, condition based services, check control messages, parking lights, door lock state, charging status (electric cars) and connections status (electric cars).
- Device tracker: The location of your car.
- Lock: Control the lock of your car.
- Sensors: Mileage, remaining range, remaining fuel, charging time remaining (electric cars), charging status (electric cars), remaining range electric (electric cars).
- Notifications: Send Points of Interest (POI) to your car.
- Buttons: Turn on air condition, sound the horn, flash the lights, update the vehicle location and update the state.
BMW Connected Drive integration via Settings -> Devices & Services.
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After connecting to your account, you can set the following settings in the integration’s options:
|Read-only||No execution of services to the vehicle. Still possible to send messages and POIs via
bmw_connected_drive integration offers a notification service. Using this service you can send Points of Interest (POI) to your vehicle. In your vehicle you can select this POI and the navigation will automatically start using the POI as a destination.
The name of the service is
Send a Point of Interest to your vehicle
... action: service: notify.bmw_connected_drive_<your_vehicle> data: message: The name of the POI # this is shown on the iDrive dashboard data: location: latitude: 48.177024 longitude: 11.559107 street: Street name # Optional city: City name # Optional postal_code: Postal Code # Optional country: Country # Optional
The vehicle can be locked and unlocked via the lock integration that is created automatically for each vehicle. Before invoking, make sure it’s safe to lock/unlock the vehicle in the current situation.
bmw_connected_drive integration offers several buttons to trigger actions in your car. The buttons are automatically created and can be pressed/executed from the UI or using the
button.press service. Please see the button documentation for more information.
Using these buttons will impact the state of your vehicle. So use these services with care!
The air conditioning of the vehicle can be activated with the
What exactly is started here depends on the type of vehicle. It might range from just ventilation over auxiliary heating to real air conditioning. If your vehicle is equipped with auxiliary heating, only trigger this service if the vehicle is parked in a location where it is safe to use it (e.g., not in an underground parking or closed garage).
Some newer cars also support stopping an active air conditioning with the
This will only work if you have the option to stop the AC in the MyBMW app. If your car doesn’t support this service, nothing will happen.
Sound the horn
button.<your_vehicle>_sound_horn button sounds the horn of the vehicle. This option is not available in some countries (among which the UK). Use this feature responsibly, as it might annoy your neighbors.
Flash the lights
button.<your_vehicle>_light_flash button flashes the lights of the vehicle.
button.<your_vehicle>_find_vehicle button requests the vehicle to update the GPS location. This can be used for older vehicles which don’t automatically send the updated GPS location.
Using this service will send your Home Assistant location to BMW, as this is required by the API (like sharing your mobile phone’s location with the MyBMW app for vehicle tracking).
If you do not want this, trigger the
vehicle_finder service from your phone and it should update in Home Assistant within 5 minutes.
On some older cars (non i3/i8 series produced before 7/2014) this service will fail in getting your vehicles position, if the vehicle is more than 1.5 km away from the location of your Home Assistant instance. This is a limitation of the BMW API.
Update the state / refresh from cloud
button.<vehicle_model>_refresh_from_cloud button fetches the last state of the vehicles of all your accounts from the BMW server. This does not trigger an update from the vehicle; it gets the data from the BMW servers. So this service does not interact with your vehicles.
This software is not affiliated with or endorsed by BMW Group.