Vehicles are smarter than ever, and BMW is leading the innovation charge, with controls and assistance through voice control, commands and prompts. It’s easy to activate and provides so much utility that’s both convenient and safe, without having to fiddle around on your display screen. How does voice control work, in both iDrive 6 and Operating System 7? Read on below, and find out how you can be better in touch with your BMW, with us at Edmonton BMW!
BMW Voice Control in iDrive 6
It’s simple to use voice control on iDrive 6 in your BMW, so you’ll stay focused and in control of your vehicle without diverting your attention. Activation of the voice control system is done through pressing its designated button (its icon is a side profile face with a speaking wave design coming out of its mouth) on the steering wheel. The BMW Connected Drive artificial intelligent system processes your voice in the cloud to understand your exact commands. That means this intuitive system understands natural speech, so you don’t have to remember specific prompts. To best use the system, an intelligent voice assistant subscription and good cell reception are key. As well, you can also access Siri, paired through your iPhone, by holding down that same voice control button. It’s really that easy and provides so much more utility in your BMW.
BMW Voice Control in Operating System 7
For newer BMW models, the voice control operation is much the same, with some subtle intuitive additions. Activate the system through the button (it’s the icon with a mic design) on your steering wheel, or on new BMWs, where available, prompt it with an activation word. Offboard processing for the intelligent voice assistant system interprets your commands in the cloud through artificial intelligence. You can say things like “Drive me to the airport,” or more complicated voice speech and it’ll understand you without having to rely on robotic commands. Hold down the button, just like in iDrive 6, to access Siri that’s paired to your iPhone, for comprehensive communication through your trusty device.
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