American Honda to install Siri into some 2013 models

Article by Anita Panait, on February 1, 2013

Siri, Apple’s popular intelligent personal assistant, will be installed into a number of 2013 models of Japanese carmaker Honda. In a statement, American Honda said that Siri will be offered as a dealer-installed option for the 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX.

The carmaker said that once the Siri is installed, Honda vehicle owners that have a compatible iPhone running on iOS 6 can direct their intelligent personal assistant to perform a number of specific tasks, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

Siri's "Eyes Free" mode limits driver distraction by keeping the iPhone's screen from lighting up. Vehicles installed with Siri will enable drivers to make calls, dictate text messages as well as look up directions either via Bluetooth or by plugging their iPhone into a USB cable in the car. Honda's Siri version will connect via Bluetooth and use the onboard microphone and speakers for communication.

To activate Siri, a driver could just press a button on the steering wheel and they now could give voice commands to their phone hands-free. During the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2012, carmakers Honda, Toyota, GM and Audi disclosed that they would employ Siri in future automotive applications.

Shortly thereafter, Apple disclosed that Chrysler, Mercedes, BMW, and Jaguar Land Rover expressed similar intentions. Siri is currently available in Beta version only for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad 3rd and 4th generations as well as for the iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5th generation. It requires Internet access. However, Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas. Cellular data charges may apply.

Topics: honda, siri, iphone

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