BMW adds Yelp to its suite of online services

BMW Yelp

As of yesterday, all U.S. BMW Online users now have Yelp access from their vehicles, with added features for automotive use.

Yelp is a popular website that allows people to search for tons of local businesses, and get reviews and ratings from local people. It is also the first app to be available with BMW’s updated online system. BMW drivers with the Assist Convenience Plan, navigation, and BMW Online service already have access to the app.

Features for the BMW version of Yelp include a Category search function, allowing users to browse through sections like shopping or restaurants, sorted results which feature star ratings and distance, and added details including location and contact information.

Reviews are a big part of Yelp and the app incorporates this with a feature that lets users view the 3 latest ones, and gives the option of having the car read it to them automatically.

– By: Alexandra Koken