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ATT, BMW Partner To Deliver Always Connected Cars

Posted in Internet Radio with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2014 by OC Talk Radio

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Courtesy of RAIN (Radio and Internet Newsletter)

So far, most in-car Net radio systems rely on your trusty smartphone. No smartphone? No Pandora for you. But a new partnership between AT&T and BMW could deliver cars that connect to the Internet on their own.

In other words, your car dashboard would play Net radio just as easily as it plays AM/FM broadcasts now — no wires or tethering required. That’s a key step in bringing in-car Net radio to the masses. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on pricing or availability. Engadget has more info here.

BMW Adds Web Radio

Posted in Critical Mass with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by OC Talk Radio

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For the first time following the introduction of MINI Connected, the BMW Group is now also offering selected iPhone applications in a BMW for integrated use in the vehicle. This new capability – so far unmatched by any other carmaker – further enhances the already extensive BMW ConnectedDrive package of features and sees BMW once again underline its leading role in the field of in-car integration technology. Designed to improve the integration of the Apple iPhone in the vehicle, this option will be available from spring 2011 in conjunction with the launch of the new BMW 1 Series Coupe and new BMW 1 Series Convertible. This interface for the first time allows features such as Facebook, web radio and Twitter to be shown on the vehicle display and accessed using the iDrive Controller.

Let’s hope they allow Apple apps from Radio Time or Reciva (two of the services that list OC Talk Radio among their choices!)