BMW fans who like to take their car to track days will be glad to hear that this summer the BMW M Laptimer app will gain a cool new integration. The M Laptimer will gain the ability to control a GoPro camera via iOS devices using the BMW iDrive controller and high-resolution screen. The update will also BMW drivers to start and stop the M Laptimer at the same time they start and stop video recording via the GoPro camera.
The video is stored on the GoPro camera and a low-resolution version is saved on the phone for playback next to the map view on the M Laptimer app. Once the update is applied this summer, when the user launches the M Laptimer app via iDrive, a GoPro tab will appear in the menu. On the iDrive screen users will see the camera name being controlled, a live preview image to adjust the camera angle, WiFi strength, and battery level.
“The BMW M Laptimer and GoPro integrations have both proven to be incredibly popular with driving enthusiasts. From the time that we launched the first in-car integration for a GoPro camera, bringing that integration together with the BMW M Laptimer seemed like the natural way to really enhance the track driving experience,” said Christian Schmid, senior development engineer at the BMW Group Technology Office USA. “This allows us to provide BMW drivers the ability to safely capture and share their track experience.”