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July 8, 2019

Pros and cons of in-car personal assistants

  • Get ready to do a lot more talking to your car.
  • By BRENT ROMANS
    Edmunds

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    In-car assistant systems, like BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant, are designed to help you keep your eyes on the road rather than on your phone.

    In the near future, get ready to do a lot more talking to your car. Smartphone personal assistants, such as Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant, can be used for a variety of tasks. And thanks to greater availability of the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration systems — just about every new vehicle you shop for in 2019 will offer them — these features can be used in your vehicle for voice commands and personal assistant tasks.


     
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