Popular smart assistant will be integrated in BMW vehicles

BMW is adding Tmall Genie to connected cars in China 

Popular smart assistant will be integrated in BMW vehicles. Source: alizila.com

Alibaba Group’s smart assistant, Tmall Genie, will launch in select vehicles from the BMW Group in China by the end of the year, the two companies announced at CES in Las Vegas.

Tmall Genie, a product made by Alibaba’s artificial-intelligence research division, A.I. Labs, will be fully integrated in BMW vehicles, offering drivers in-car entertainment and shopping options while on the road.

With the integration of Alibaba’s Tmall Genie in BMW vehicles in China, we are adding a digital ecosystem, which will open up new possibilities that customers can access quickly and safely from the car. This development sees BMW reaching a new milestone in China in terms of intelligent connectivity between the customer’s vehicle and their digital touchpoints
Dieter May, senior vice president of Digital Services and Products at BMW Group

The global connected car market is expected to grow 270% by 2022, with more than 125 million connected passenger cars to be shipped between 2018 and 2022, according to a report from market research firm Counterpoint Insights.

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