Here’s why BMW is leading the connected car race so far

Approximately 95% of new BMWs shipped have embedded SIM cards, according to the company’s latest annual report. Connected Drive, the company’s connected car system, has been a major point of focus for BMW and is currently available in 45 markets and 18 nations. “Connectivity is one of the major trends in our industry,” said Harald Kruger, BMW’s Chairman of the Board of Managements, in the report. “Vehicles, their drivers, and their environment will be even more closely connected in the future. The next logical step is highly and then fully automated driving.”