Eat this Siri. The BMW 2012 Series 7 and 3 luxury vehicles are going to land Dragon Drive! by Nuance. This means texting, emailing and whatever else, made possible with slick voice control.
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Cars included in the mix: BMW 7 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series ActiveHybrid vehicles. Dragon Drive! Messaging leaked out in May, with the BMW’s being the first cars to receive this hopefully well-honed system.
What do Beemer drivers get for their money? How about “a fully-integrated mobile assistant messaging experience that lets drivers speak, listen, edit and respond to text messages and emails — keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Drivers can speak simple commands to format e-mails by adding new lines, paragraphs, and speaking punctuation and other format commands,” as the eager press release puts it.
Dragon Drive! Messaging promises that “natural commands” will work. If you say it, so shall it be. “Call Benny, I’m low on creatine,” one might say as they prowl the roads at night, eager for a fix. “Find the closest McDonald’s” and the mapping system points out the fat-laden fast-food restaurant on the map.
From 20 July, Dragon Drive! Messaging will be rocking in six countries and four languages namely English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Learn more, here.