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BMW 3: Touchless unlocking and locking of the vehicle

BMW 3 Series G20 (2018-2024) Owners Manual / Opening and closing / Comfort Access / Touchless unlocking and locking of the vehicle

Concept

The vehicle will be unlocked when the driver approaches the locked vehicle with the vehicle key.

When the driver walks away from the unlocked vehicle with the vehicle key, the vehicle will be locked.

General information

The vehicle will be unlocked when an authorized vehicle key is detected in the unlocking zone.

The unlocking zone is located within a radius of approx. 3 ft/1 m around the door handles.

The vehicle will be locked when the vehicle key leaves the locking zone.

The locking zone is located within a radius of approx. 7 ft/2 m around the door handles.

If the vehicle key is located in the unlocking zone for an extended period of time without movement, the vehicle will be locked automatically.

If a passenger is detected in the front passenger seat during locking and the safety belt of the front passenger is engaged in the safety belt buckle during locking:

  • The vehicle will be locked but not secured against theft.
  • The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.

The behavior of the vehicle during touchless unlocking and locking depends on the following settings:

  • If the automatic unlocking is active.
  • If the automatic locking is active.
  • If only the driver's door and the fuel filler flap or all access to the vehicle will be unlocked.

    Only driver's door and fuel filler flap: the driver's door and fuel filler flap will only be unlocked when the driver approaches the vehicle on the driver's side.

    All vehicle entry points: the vehicle will be unlocked regardless of the side on which the driver approaches the vehicle.

  • If the unlocking and locking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal.
  • If the welcome light is switched on when the vehicle is being unlocked.
  • If the headlight courtesy delay feature is activated during locking.
  • If the exterior mirrors are automatically folded out and in when the vehicle is unlocked and locked.

Functional requirements

  • The drive-ready state must be turned off.
  • Unlocking: when entering the unlocking zone, the doors and trunk lid must be closed.
  • Locking: when leaving the locking zone, the doors and trunk lid must be closed.
  • If the vehicle was locked with the vehicle key, it cannot be unlocked touchless. In this case, unlock the vehicle using the outside door handle.
  • If the vehicle was unlocked with the vehicle key, it cannot be locked touchless without driving the vehicle first. In this case, lock the vehicle using the outside door handle.
  • For touchless locking of the vehicle, no second vehicle key can be located in the locking zone.
  • If the vehicle has been in the idle state for several days, touchless unlocking and locking is not possible until after the vehicle has been driven.

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