Microsoft has announced that it has signed a contract with BMW Germany to provide Skype for Business within some of the company’s cars.
Cooperation between the two companies began in 2016 following the announcement of the development of the Open Mobility platform linking the car to some cloud services, including Microsoft Exchange to synchronize the calendar, and e-mail to name a few.
Therefore, cars that support the iDrive system from the German company will receive a Skype application, so that the driver can make calls while driving without having to enter anything manually. The system will synchronize the data so the user ensures that everything is on the rest of the machines that use the same account.
The application will be available as an initial stage in France, Germany and the UK before it is available in the rest of the world.
In addition to supporting the Office suite and the Skype application, BMW intends to support Cortana to support voice commands and execute them while driving with ease.