We met up with GoPro’s Kevin O’leary who showed us how the BMW iDrive connects with GoPro cameras.
In the GoPro App in the ConnectedDrive system, drivers will be able to select from one of six preset camera modes: Leisure Drive Facing Out, Night Driving, Sport Driving, Sport Driving Facing Out, Drive Camera Facing In, Winding Road Time-lapse, and Straight Road Time-lapse.
Just as with the standard GoPro App function, the driver can start and stop recording with the camera at any time. Rather than digging through the iPhone, though, users will be able to easily access it all through iDrive.
In addition displaying to video from the GoPro, the in-dash 10.2-inch screen displays the camera’s vital stats including elapsed recording time, battery life, and Wi-Fi signal strength.