BMW Connected: Convenient control also via Google Assistant

BMW Connected, the networking feature in the vehicles of the Bavarian car manufacturer, will be extended from December 2017 to the Google Assistant. After the comfortable control important vehicle function to work for quite some time with Alexa, the Amazon, the Whole process can be conveniently via the App with the Google Home, or a Smartphone, and queries.

Bayern are upgrading their online features in the car, better known as BMW Connected, from December 2017, with the Google Assistant. It doesn’t matter whether one uses the Smart-Home speaker Google Home or the recently introduced Home Mini and Home Max, or whether the Whole is on a Smartphone or Tablet as an App for Android and iOS to run. After the Integration of cloud-based Alexa Voice Service in Amazon Echo is also the most convenient control over the various Devices of Tech giants from the Silicon Valley is now possible.

By the extension with the assistant of Google’s Smartwatch and Amazon’s Alexa as yet another digital touch point will be added to the Apple Watch, and Android. The App offers a variety of ways. You can check this from the comfort of the Couch, whether all the doors and Windows are closed on the vehicle, such as the state of charge of the batteries in the BMW i3, you can check the next appointment and the travel time in dependence on the current road situation display.

In terms of the functionality it should have no role to play, whether you make the request via the Smartphone App or via the Google Home speakers. It is only important that you begin a request with “OK, Google, ask BMW…”. The Munich-based lists for this purpose, a number of possible voice commands should be used: “when is my next appointment?”, “Send the address to my vehicle, when I have to leave?”, “How is my state of charge?”, “Is my car locked?”.

The Integration of Google assistance system is to be started in December, initially only in the United States, such as the Munich revealed recently at the Web Summit in 2017 in Lisbon. It has not, however, as in the case of Alexa, the Integration of the Google wizard directly in the vehicle talking. After the Start in the USA and other countries are to follow. What are the be, have not betrayed the person responsible as yet, but traditionally the UK and Germany, the expansion of the digital BMW offer always top of the Agenda.

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