Here’s the Good news for all the BMW drivers! All the BMW users get ready to have one more distraction during your commute. Here’s what I found, Skype is coming to your BMW sedan. Reportedly, Microsoft is widening the partnership with BMW to integrate Skype for business dealings in cars that employ iDrive system of BMW. Singularly, BMW stands out being the first ever auto makers to append Office 365 services in its vehicles, and this latest feature will surely woo the business class as it allows the users conduct Skype meetings while sitting in their BMW cars through the built-in entertainment system. So, are you ready for Skype in BMW?
How Will Skype In BMW Work?
This makes all the difference; the system will function by activating notifications for business meetings. This enables the drivers to dial-in with no need of entering the conference number details manually. Moreover, the automaker company will also ensure stronger integration with contacts, calendars, and to-do lists all of that from Microsoft’s Exchange service. Categorically reporting, the car behemoth, BMW is on the verge to enable the Skype in BMW for Business meeting and other relevant features, initially in Germany, France, and the UK before launching it in other countries.
What’s Microsoft’s Aim?
On the other hand, the reason why Microsoft is dabbling into business Skype is it intends to have the edge over Amazon and Google that are already leading in voice assistant business. Subsequently, these two tech giants have debuted their video calling software this year; Amazon Chime Video Calling Service in February and Google Hangout in May. Interestingly, these two are business-focused video calling service. Thus, Microsoft does not want them to surpass its the most famous video calling software Skype in the business sector. Seemingly, integrating Skype in BMW is a part of Microsoft’s vision to keep its Skype ahead of other rivalry video calling services.
However, up till now, there is on news of Amazon and Google integrating their video calling services in the car. But what we hear from Google so far, could emerge in the similar form in the future. It is because Google is busy working on its Android Auto Software that would likely to run in car entertainment system of companies like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Here’s the Deal:
Furthermore, the automaker giant also divulged earlier this year; that it was working on a plan to integrate Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant into some BMW cars; as part of the partnership with the tech titans; which is known as Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle vision. In addition to Skype in BMW, the company is formulating to facilitate the drivers with the access of Microsoft Cortana through a dashboard display, along with the prowess that provides easy access to-do lists, news, reminders, events, and other Cortana features.