BMW’s integration with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant goes to the next stage today with the launch of an Alexa skill for the BMW ReachNow car-sharing program.
ReachNow users who own an Alexa-enabled device can now find out information about nearby vehicles using just their voice, and can be used by customers inSeattle, Portland, and Brooklyn. It lets you ask questions like:
“Alexa, ask ReachNow where the closest ReachNow car is.”
“Alexa, ask ReachNow where the closest BMW X1 is.”
“Alexa, ask ReachNow how many MINIs there are within a 10 minute walk?”
To enable the skill, go to the Skills section in your Alexa app, search for “ReachNow,” and click “Enable.” You’ll need to allow the skill to access your device address via the settings tab.
The new feature originally started as a capstone project from a ReachNow intern who is now a full-time employee.