Amazon is adding Alexa to BMW cars in 2018

BMW M240i ConvertibleMatthew DeBord/BIImagine if you could use Alexa in this BMW M240i? It’s unclear which models will get Alexa in 2018 at this point.

Amazon’s Alexa is coming to BMW.

The retail giant said Wednesday that the voice assistant will be added to some BMW and MINI cars in mid-2018. Alexa will be able to display weather graphics on cars’ display screens and help with other commands, like opening the garage door.

BMW first teamed up with Amazon in Aug. 2016 to add Alexa features to its BMW Connected App. This allowed Bimmer owners to lock their doors or check their car’s fuel status using an Alexa at home.

Ford announced at CES in January that it was partnering with Amazon to bring Alexa into vehicles equipped with SYNC 3, the company’s infotainment system. The Alexa functionality will allow Ford owners to do things like check the weather and play audiobooks.

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