Amazon will bring Alexa to BMWs starting next year

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Alexa is coming to BMW cars to give drivers AI assistant support starting next year. 

Amazon announced the new automotive integration at a special Alexa-themed event in Seattle today, where it also debuted the second version of its full-sized Echo speaker and other smart products.

The AI will come built-in to all 2018 model year BMW and MINI vehicles produced from the middle of next year onward, thanks to a new SIM card, according to the automaker. The integration will give drivers the ability to ask Alexa to control their music, check the weather, ask for directions, make a call, and more. BMW worked with Amazon to bring some Alexa voice control functionality to its BMW Connected app last year — but this new integration will offer the complete scope of the AI’s capabilities right on the dashboard without needing an app. Read more…

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Source: Mashable AI Feed

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