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BMW to roll out Siri and S Voice functionality to all 2014 models

BMW has announced that it will roll out Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s S Voice services to its hands free ConnectedDrive technology in all its 2014 models.

This will give consumers the option of taking advantage of the voice control services for free by speaking into their smartphone without having to take their eyes off the road.

A BMW spokesperson said: “With the latest update to BMW iDrive, both Apple Siri and Samsung S Voice can be accessed through the vehicle's voice command controls.

"With a paired device, pressing and holding the steering wheel voice command button will engage the device's voice access. Pressing the steering wheel voice button without holding it will continue to access the vehicle's voice command functions.

"The BMW voice command system itself has been enhanced to now include visual voice command suggestions. Once activated a banner across the top of the display offers prompts for when to speak and provides suggestions for what to say. The suggestions are tailored to the individual menu or function that the driver wishes to access."

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