BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: BMW Gesture Control

Concept

Several iDrive functions can be operated by hand motion using BMW Gesture Control.

Overview

iDrive

The camera in the roofliner detects gestures that are carried out in the area of the center console at the height of the Control Display.

Activating/deactivating

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Gesture control".

5. "Gesture control".

Adjusting

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Gesture control".

5. Select the desired setting:

  • "User help display": the possible gesture is shown on the Control Display.
  • "Audio confirmation": an acoustic signal is emitted once the gesture is recognized.

Carrying out gestures

Perform gestures underneath the interior mirror and next to the steering wheel.

Execute gestures clearly.

The gestures can also be executed from the front-passenger side.

Possible gestures

iDrive

iDrive

Assigning gesture individually

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Gesture control".

5. "Function assignment gesture 1" or "Function assignment gesture 2".

6. Select the desired setting.

System limits

Gesture recognition by the camera in the roofliner can be disturbed by the following circumstances:

  • The camera lens is covered.
  • Objects are located on the interior mirror.
  • The camera lens is dirty. Clean the camera lenses.
  • The gesture is executed outside of the detection range.
  • Wearing of gloves or jewelry.

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