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MeeGo eyes your BMW dashboard as GENIVI Alliance plan cross-platform ICE

MeeGo eyes your BMW dashboard as GENIVI Alliance plan cross-platform ICE

A few weeks ago it was Microsoft in your Lexus; now it's MeeGo in your BMW.  The GENIVI Alliance - a nonprofit group focusing on in-vehicle entertainment (IVI) founded by BMW, GM, Intel and others - has decided to adopt MeeGo as the basis of their next release, using the Linux OS for its multimedia, navigation, internet and other abilities, together with its future integration with tablets, smartphones and netbooks.

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BMW to support iOS 4 iPod out

BMW to support iOS 4 iPod out

With the iPhone and the iPod being some of the most popular devices on the market when it comes to music and smartphones many cars are now starting to offer accessories specifically for connecting them in the car. Ford's Sync system supports the iPhone and iPod via USB and Bluetooth streaming for instance.

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BMW’s Mini is the unofficial iCar

BMW’s Mini is the unofficial iCar

Mini, owned by the BMW group, will be debuting what it describes as groundbreaking industry-first app-level iPhone integration with its car.  It’s a central computing system that they’ve christened Mini Connected that will integrate with the iPhone through native applications.

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BMW key-card unlocks car & works as contactless payment system

BMW key-card unlocks car & works as contactless payment system

BMW and NXP Semiconducters have announced what they're calling the world's first multi-functional car key.  Currently in prototype form, the key features contactless payment, personalized access control and public transport e-ticketing for when you've left your 7-Series in the parking lot.  Future functionality could include general shopping, paying for gas, parking fees and road tolls.  Using the same credit-card form-factor as other contactless car keys, the BMW prototype aims to replace not only your keys but your cash.

 

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