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BMW Connected Gets Alexa Integration And Android Support

BMW has announced it has made a significant update for its personal mobility companion, BMW Connected. The highlights are Alexa and Android integration.
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The new facilities are available in the 3.0 version of BMW Connected, which is available for download for iOS users. At the same time, Android users get their first BMW Connected app, which is at Version 1.0.

Both of them have Alexa integration, vehicle service alerts, a battery-saving mode, and the variant for Apple devices supports the Apple Watch. The latter gets a dedicated app for BMW Connected.

These improvements are based on the Open Mobility Cloud, which allows users to access the services provided in the BMW Connected package anytime they want, and without mattering how far away from the vehicle they are positioned.

As long as you have an Internet connection and the car gets reception as well, you are correlated to the vehicle you own and can monitor it.

Furthermore, the system gets the option of creating a “BMW ID,” which is an intelligent feature that is based on a user’s travel patterns over time. With those trends, your BMW will be able to provide a personalized experience that enriches your drive.

As we have said before, the biggest update made to the system is introducing connectivity for Android-based smartphones.

The Apple Watch 2 has also been implemented on the list of supported devices, but letting Android users get connected with their BMW is a significant milestone for what once was a closed system that was only available to iOS users.

The other important news is Alexa integration, which refers to Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant, which can control specific vehicle functions through voice commands. You can view the battery charge of your i3/i8, as well as lock/unlock the doors. It works on Amazon Echo, and Echo Dot, which is designed to be used in a home.

You might have observed a term called “last mile navigation,” which refers to the route a user will take without their vehicle so that they can reach their destination of choice.

In other words, your chosen end destination is seamlessly sent to your smartphone when you park, so you know where to go when you exit the parking facility. This is a sensible function that improves your daily routine even if you did not think you needed GPS to get from a parking spot to a destination.

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