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Samsung S-Voice and Apple Siri will be supported in 2014 BMW iDrive equipped vehicles

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Samsung S-Voice and Apple Siri will be supported in 2014 BMW iDrive equipped vehicles
BMW’s infotainment automation system, iDrive will now have full S-Voice and Siri support for the 2014 model year. Those vehicles will begin shipping later this year.  Once a device is paired with the vehicle, voice commands can be executed by pressing a dedicated button on the steering wheel. iDrive also supports application access for iOS with a promise that Android app access will be enabled later this year.

The voice commands will have full access to include internet searches and location searches. BMW’s ConnectedDrive features a store which will also enable users to buy services without getting out of the car. While the car is stopped, the system will browse the web. The ConnectedDrive suite can provide real time traffic data, automatically call emergency services if it detects a crash and connect with other services as well.

“With the latest update to BMW iDrive, both Apple Siri and Samsung SVoice can be accessed through the vehicle’s voice command controls. With a paired device, pressing and holding the steering wheel voice command button will engage the device’s voice access. Pressing the steering wheel voice button without holding it will continue to access the vehicle’s voice command functions.”


via: 9to5Google

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posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:58 1

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm surprise iBMW finally supported Samsung

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 23:37

6. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


In other words, bbqnx found in BMWs will now supports s-voice and siri.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:50 3

2. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


S-voice? =|..uh ohk.hope it works alright.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 23:45 3

7. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


no sh*t i know you are not going to buy bmw

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:08 1

3. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Siri in BMW. Hope BMW put more airbags and a large fuel tank. Drivers are about to get lost in wild. R.I.P BMW.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:11 2

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 12618; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Siri in a BMW makes me want one. I wish my Vette had it.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 23:12

5. joey18 (Posts: 546; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


s voice siri clone google voice sound good

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 02:25 3

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5646; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nice, BMW is my favorite car brand next to Audi.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 03:01 5

9. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


why isnt someone using google now?

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 03:19 3

11. NightFelix (Posts: 44; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Yes, same question here, why hell isn't any car company use Google Now?

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 10:52

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


We all know the answer to that.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 04:14

12. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


guessing it has somthing to do with the sass on both s-voice and siri. google should also start doing it

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 10:37 2

14. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 371; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOGLE NOW/SEARCH/ THEN!

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