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BMW Announces iOS App Integration with Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn

Kirsty Styles

BMW owners will now be able to download and voice-control audio book content from Audible, share their car's current location and ETA using Glympse and control the Rhapsody subscription music service or TuneIn internet radio using in-car controls.

Integrated with BMW's iDrive in-car screen, this is the first time a visualisation of the app has been made available in a vehicle's infotainment system. Audible's Whispersync for Voice technology will ensure BMW owners can switch between reading a book on their Kindle at home and listening to the companion audiobook in the car without losing their place.

With Glympse, drivers willbe able to use the car's controls to share their location and arrival time while en route without the dangers of picking up their phone.

The BMW Apps integration with iPhone is available in models made in 2011 and later.