American Honda Motor Co. will offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free in several of its models, including the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX, starting December 3, 2013. The Siri Eyes Free will allow drivers with compatible iPhone models to voice-instruct Siri to perform certain functions on their phone while keeping their focus on driving.
This hands-free software employs the vehicle's onboard speakers and microphones to read and send e-mails and text messages.
Siri Eyes Free can also check the weather and set up calendar entries while providing voice navigation, sports scores, and stock quotes. The hands-free program also aims to limit distractions by keeping the iPhone's screen from lighting up.
"Honda recognizes the power of Siri Eyes Free to meet the connectivity and convenience needs of its customers in a responsible manner," Art St. Cyr, American Honda vice president of product planning and logistics, said in a statement.
He said that with technology becoming more "integrated into people's lives," Honda is happy to provide next-generation connectivity and meet its customer's needs.