BMW to include Skype for Business in-car via iDrive

Posted Date: 
13 Jul 2017
Source: 
Blog Article - TechCrunch

BMW is doing more with partner Microsoft to bring productivity to its vehicles. After adding Office 365 communications features to its BMW 5 series late last year, it’s now also bringing Skype for Business to its infotainment features, making it possible for users to connect to Skype meetings in the car.

The Skype integration is going to be integrated into BMW’s iDrive system, and will allow users to join online meetings directly, as well as receive alerts about upcoming meetings, get alerts when meetings are changed, and start meetings automatically without requiring a driver to do any manual dialing in. Exchange customers will also be able to integrate their calendars, to-do tasks and contacts with vehicle voice and navigation services, Microsoft said.