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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Activating and deactivating Drive Recorder User Manual


BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Activating and deactivating Drive Recorder User Manual

Activating and Deactivating the BMW Drive Recorder

The BMW Drive Recorder must be activated before the first use of the recording function.

  1. “Apps”
  2.  “Drive Recorder”
  3. Accept Privacy Policy.
  4. “Settings”
  5. “Recording allowed”
  6. Select the desired setting.

Recording functions

Automatic recording

The recording is stored automatically when the vehicle sensors detect an accident occurrence.

Manual recording

Activating and Deactivating the BMW Drive Recorder1

Using the button

Press and hold this button.

Via iDrive

  1. “Apps”
  2. “Drive Recorder”
  3. “Start recording”
    To stop the recording:
  4. “Cancel”.

Recording can also be started by selecting the widget on the Control Display.

Recording playback and administration

Stored video recordings can be played back, exported, and deleted. For your own safety, the video recording is only displayed on the Control Display up to approx. 2 mph/3 km/h. In some national-market versions, the video recording is only displayed if the parking brake is engaged or if the selector lever is in selector lever position P.

  1. “Apps”
  2. “Drive Recorder”
  3. “Saved recordings”
  4. Select the desired recording.
  5. Select the desired setting.

If a camera change occurred during the recording, different segments of the video can be selected.

General information
Different settings can be made.

Recording type

  1. “Apps”
  2. “Drive Recorder”
  3. “Settings”
  5. Select the desired setting.

Recording time

  1. “Apps”
  2. “Drive Recorder”
  3. “Settings
  4. Select the desired setting.


  1. “Apps”
  2. “Drive Recorder”
  3. “Settings”
  4. “Camera selection”
  5. Select desired camera.

In case of an accident, the system switches automatically to “All” cameras.
If driver assistance systems are active, their camera views are selected automatically.

System limits
In the event of serious accidents, it may not be possible to store recordings if the damage on the vehicle is too great or the power supply was interrupted.

Active Protection

Active Protection prepares occupants and the vehicle for a possible accident in critical driving or collision situations.

General information
Depending on the equipment and national-market version, Active Protection consists of various PreCrash functions.
The system is used to detect certain critical driving situations that might lead to an accident.

This includes the following critical driving situations:

  1. Emergency stop.
  2. Severe understeering.
  3. Severe oversteering.

Certain functions of several systems can, within the system limits, lead to Active Protection triggering:

  • Forward Collision Warning: automatic brake intervention.
  • Front collision mitigation: Brake Assistant
  • Rear collision preparation: detection of imminent rear collisions.
  • Safety information

  • Warning
    The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver’s personal judgment. Due to the system limits, critical situations could not be detected reliably or in time. There is a risk of an accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.
  • Function

  • When the safety belt is fastened, the driver’s and front passenger’s belt straps are automatically tightened once after driving away.
    In accident-critical situations, the following individual functions become active as needed:
  • Automatic pre-tensioning of the front safety belts.
    Automatic window closing up to a narrow gap.
    Automatic closing of the glass sunroof, including sun protection.
    For vehicles equipped with comfortable seats in the front: automatic positioning of the backrest for the front passenger seat.
  • After a critical driving situation without an accident, the front safety belts are loosened again.
    If the belt tension does not loosen automatically, stop the vehicle and unbuckle the safety belt using the red button in the buckle. Fasten the safety belt before continuing on your trip.
  • All other systems can be restored to the desired setting.
  • Post Crash – brake

In the event of an accident, PostCrash can bring the vehicle to a halt automatically without intervention by the driver in certain situations.
General information
PostCrash can reduce the risk of another collision and subsequent consequences.

At standstill
After coming to a halt, the brake is released automatically.

Harder vehicle deceleration
In certain situations, it can be necessary to bring the vehicle to a halt more quickly than the Brake Assistant allows.
To do this, quickly apply extra force to the brake. For a brief period, the braking pressure will be higher than the braking pressure that is achieved by the automatic braking function. Automatic braking is interrupted.

Interrupting automatic braking
It can be necessary to interrupt automatic braking in certain situations, for instance for an evasive maneuver.

Interrupt automatic braking:

  • By pressing the brake pedal.
    By pressing the accelerator pedal.

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