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BMW will offer Alexa voice control in its cars next year

Amazon isn't content with Alexa pervading every corner of your home — now, it's bringing that technology to your car. BMW has announced that it's making Alexa available in all its 2018 model year cars (including the Mini brand) starting in mid-2018…

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BMW to bring Alexa to its cars starting in 2018

 Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will be your cockpit companion in future BMWs: The automaker will offer Alexa in select cars starting in 2018, Amazon announced today at a special event revealing a host of product news at its Seattle HQ. The vehicle integration will begin in the middle of next year, the companies revealed, and will provide access to Alexa skills and voice-based… Read More

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BMW to bring Alexa to its cars starting in 2018

 Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will be your cockpit companion in future BMWs: The automaker will offer Alexa in select cars starting in 2018, Amazon announced today at a special event revealing a host of product news at its Seattle HQ. The vehicle integration will begin in the middle of next year, the companies revealed, and will provide access to Alexa skills and voice-based… Read More

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Driving with AR glasses may be information overload

The bridge of my nose is starting to collapse under the weight of the augmented reality glasses I'm wearing. I'm sitting in an Infiniti SUV being taken on a short tour near San Francisco's AT&T Park (home of the Giants. Go, local sports team), pe…

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Driving with AR glasses may be information overload

The bridge of my nose is starting to collapse under the weight of the augmented reality glasses I'm wearing. I'm sitting in an Infiniti SUV being taken on a short tour near San Francisco's AT&T Park (home of the Giants. Go, local sports team), pe…

The German auto maker explains in a blog post that it's planning on making a wireless inductive charger available in 2018.

The charging pad — essentially a giant version of the Qi chargers you put your smartphones on — will first come to the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, before other electric models.

As BMW shows in this video, you'll need to carefully drive your car over the plate, aligning the charging plate under your car with the pad on the ground. Read more...

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BMW produces giant wireless charging pad for your car

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Just when you were getting used to the idea of wirelessly charging your iPhone 8, BMW’s jumped on the bandwagon with a giant wireless charging pad for your car.

The German auto maker explains in a blog post that it’s planning on making a wireless inductive charger available in 2018.

The charging pad — essentially a giant version of the Qi chargers you put your smartphones on — will first come to the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, before other electric models.

As BMW shows in this video, you’ll need to carefully drive your car over the plate, aligning the charging plate under your car with the pad on the ground. Read more…

More about Cars, Wireless Charging, Bmw, Qi, and Inductive Charging

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Mini shows off its pure-electric concept car

We've seen the fancy 3D renders, now here it is in real life, the Mini Electric Concept. Shown off on the first day of the Frankfurt Auto Show, the small EV is expected to hit production in 2019.

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BMW’s i Vision Dynamics targets Tesla-topping range in a four-door coupe

 BMW has a new electric concept vehicle designed to show how it envisions occupying its electric model range between the i3 and the i8: The i Visions Dynamics. The four-dour luxury coupe has a head-turning design, including Tesla-familiar features like flush door handles, but BMW is also touting its range at a whopping 373 miles, with a top speed of over 120 mph and a 0-to-60 mph time of just… Read More

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BMW unveils the zippy i Vision Dynamics electric concept car

At the Frankfurt auto show, BMW showed off the latest addition to its iSeries vehicles: The two-door i Vision Dynamics coupe concept car. With a top speed of 200 kilometers per-hour and a zero to 100 kilometers (64 miles per-hour) launch of four seco…

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BMW is reportedly making an all-electric four-door sedan

Like most car companies, BMW has been dabbling in electric vehicles lately, with models like the all-electric Mini and a longer-ranged version of its electric i3 model. The car company has to keep up with its competitors, like Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz a…