BMW Coding for Traffic Information
Do you like the Google Maps traffic feature as much as we do? We bet you do! We’ve never met anyone who likes being stuck in traffic. BMW offers TMC service (radio frequencies) and we can enable it in your car as long as BMW offers this service in your country by BMW coding service.
P.S. This feature doesn’t work in Australia and Canada. So, before choosing this option, please, make sure that BMW supports the TMC service in your country.
Some BMW Navigation units don’t come standard with the Traffic Message Channel enabled, which is a pity because it’s one of the best features for BMW iDrive navigation and makes up for the cumbersome GPS user experience. Below is an outline of what adding the traffic notification code does for your navigation unit. Please note that if your car does not have this option enabled, the “traffic info” menu will not be listed within “Info Sources”. Enabling the traffic notification enables the “Traffic Info” menu to show up in iDrive:
The Traffic Info option receives traffic information from FM radio waves and updates whenever there is a message updated by the TMC system.
We have found the updates to be very accurate and provide the option of providing a detour if congestion is found on the route entered in the navigation unit when used for turn-by-turn directions.