Thursday, July 7, 2022

BMW Motorrad presents ConnectedRide Com U1.

Munich. Talk to your pillion passenger or other group
members while riding, listen to your favourite music together, make
phone calls or follow the announcements of the navigation system – the
new BMW Motorrad communication system ConnectedRide Com U1 offers all
this via Bluetooth or Mesh 2.0 technology.

The new ConnectedRide Com U1 features a modern, universally
compatible design and can be attached to such helmets as the BMW
Motorrad StreetX, GS Pure and Sao Paolo. Impressive audio performance,
a high-quality sound and excellent wear comfort are delivered by the
HD-quality speakers, which are very easy to fit in the helmet.

Furthermore, the ConnectedRide Com U1 is equipped with an FM radio
that allows up to ten radio stations to be saved. Channel search is at
the touch of a button or alternatively via the free “Com U1” app.

The entire operation of the ConnectedRide Com U1 is carried out
intuitively via four buttons or alternatively via the app, which also
offers various setting options. Various functions can be activated via
the voice control, depending on the operating mode. Voice control is
available in eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish,
Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. If the mobile phone is
connected directly to the communication system, convenient access to
digital voice assistants is available, thereby enabling voice input.

Intelligent audio mixing ensures a particularly high level of
communication comfort. For example, if you are speaking via Bluetooth
Intercom and a navigation announcement comes in at the same time, the
volume of the Intercom is reduced for the duration of the announcement.

When the headset is switched on, an LED flashes to indicate the
battery charge status. If the charge level drops too low during use,
an automatic voice announcement is heard. The battery life is up to 13
hours with Bluetooth Intercom and up to 8 hours with Mesh Intercom.

The quick-charge time is one hour. In addition, the quick-charge
function enables operating times of 3.5 hours (Mesh Intercom) or 6
hours (Bluetooth Intercom) after only 20 minutes of charging.

Via Bluetooth, the range of the Intercom is up to 2 km in open
terrain. Via Mesh, this range can be extended to up to 8 km in open
terrain if at least six riders are connected and riding at a maximum
distance of 1.6 km from each other. For optimum range in Mesh mode,
the unit is equipped with an antenna that can be conveniently folded
in and out.

During active group communication, six users can speak
simultaneously. As an alternative to communication via Mesh, it is
possible to set up communication via Bluetooth with two participants.

There are two options for communication via Mesh:

     Group Mesh Intercom: Creation of private,
closed groups for Mesh communication with up to 24 participants.

–     Multi-Channel Open Mesh Intercom: The multi-channel protocol in
Open Mesh enables switching between nine communication channels.
Anyone on the same channel can talk to the group – this option
supports an almost unlimited number of riders as long as they are
within range. Every participant can listen in.

At the touch of a button, users can switch between private Group Mesh
and Open Mesh without having to reset Mesh first.

The Universal Intercom function can also be used to establish a call
connection to a person using a headset made by another manufacturer.
This can lead to restrictions in the range, however.

Communication via Mesh with communication systems made by
manufacturers other than Sena or BMW Motorrad is not possible. Neither
is it possible to integrate external communication systems in group
communication via a Bluetooth bridge.

Technical data:

– Mesh 2.0 technology.

– Bluetooth 5.0.

– Bluetooth profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP.

– Operating temperature -10°C to + 55°C.

– Charging temperature: 0°C bis + 45°C.

– Battery: Lithium polymer 900 mAh.

Battery life:

                          Bluetooth Intercom: up to 13 hours

                          Mesh Intercom: up to 8 hours.

– Quick charger: 1 hour

– Quick charger: 3.5 hours of Mesh Intercom or 6 hours of Bluetooth
Intercom operation are possible after only 20 minutes of charging.

– Dimensions and weights

                          Main module: 97 mm x 48 mm x 27mm, weight
65 g

                          Speakers: 40 mm – thickness 7.2 mm

                          Temple microphone: length 5-150 mm

                          Cable length between the speakers: 555 mm

You will find press material on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad
rider equipment in the BMW Group PressClub at

In case of queries please contact:

Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad

Telefon: +49-151-601-57505,

Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communications MINI and BMW Motorrad

Telefon: +49-151-601-35108,



The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
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In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and
more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2021 was € 16.1 billion on revenues amounting to €
111.2 billion. As of 31 December 2021, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 118,909 employees.

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