Amazon Alexa coming to all BMW and MINi cars in mid-2018

Amazon Alexa will be available for all BMW and MINI models from mid-2018 and will enable customers to access a variety of services, entertainment features and shopping facilities while on the move. Alexa sill allow BMW Connected users to check vehicle information, consult appointments or scheduled routes and departure times.

Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant, will be available for all BMW and MINI models from mid-2018. Alexa will enable BMW Group customers to access a variety of services, entertainment features and shopping facilities while on the move by simple voice interaction. Tens of thousands of  Alexa skills that can be accessed from Echo devices will now be available for in-car use, too.

BMW Connected skill for Alexa has been available since September 2016. This has allowed BMW Connected users in the US, Germany and the UK to ask Alexa to check vehicle information such as the state of charge or fuel level, or control their car via Remote Services from the comfort of their home. Alexa also makes it possible to consult appointments or scheduled routes and departure times with the help of the BMW Connected mobility agenda. The availability of Alexa in the car now makes it possible to use functions enjoyed at home while out on the road as well. A smartphone is not required to benefit from Alexa in the car, as all BMW models and selected MINI vehicles come equipped with a built-in SIM card.

 

Source: http://www.bmwblog.com/2017/09/27/amazon-alexa-coming-bmw-mini-cars-mid-2018/

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