In the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal, personal information and vehicle settings can be managed that are necessary or useful when using BMW ConnectedDrive functions in the car, in various apps or the BMW ConnectedDrive call centre. Services and apps suitable for specific vehicles can be purchased to meet individual needs from the integrated BMW ConnectedDrive Store. The customer can obtain useful information about the current status of his or her BMW in the separate function area, e.g. about mileage, remaining range, status of the doors, tailgate and windows, necessary maintenance and Check Control messages. Additionally, the current vehicle location, weather at that location and technical vehicle data are shown. Remote Services can be activated and executed from the control section. The vehicle can be pre-heated or cooled for a particular departure time, unlocked or locked, the horn activated or the lights flashed. The current vehicle location is displayed on a map along with the current traffic situation. Points of interest can be searched for and sent to the vehicle. The interface design of the function area is based on the Control Display of the vehicle as well as the BMW ConnectedDrive Apps, and is also optimised for use on smartphones or tablets.