BMW announces today a new enhancement to the ConnectedDrive system. The “Text-to-Speech” feature for Facebook and Twitter with their community news and comments (i.e. all Facebook and Twitter messages) now have an associated “play button” that allows those messages to be read to the driver using text-to-speech technology.

When a new messaged is received the driver can simply select the play button and have the message read to them through the vehicle's audio system.

Another update was pushed for extended comparability to the iPhone Calendar. The new feature allows to view daily, weekly and monthly schedule appointments (including having them read back to you via text-to-speech functionality) through the BMW Connected app.

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