The New BMW Connected Feature Will Connect Cars to Amazon Echo's Alexa

By: Hayley McGlone - Aug 12, 2016
References: theverge & digitaltrends
A new BMW Connected feature will give owners the ability to connect their car to the Amazon Echo's Alexa digital assistant.

The BMW Connected feature is a continuation of the current features implemented on the BMW Connected cloud architecture. The Alexa feature will enable BMW and Alexa owners to speak to and control Alexa from their car. The Alexa feature will enable BMW owners to check gas levels and unlock the door by communicating to Alexa.

The Alexa BMW Connected feature is a further expansion into the area of digitalization. The current BMW Connected features scan the owner's smartphone's calendar and address book to calculate travel time based on real-time traffic. BMW Connected can even take the car's fuel or battery level into consideration to tell owners when to leave.