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Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX to offer Siri Eyes Free starting December 3

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. 

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Siri to be offered in Chevrolet Aveo and Cruze starting March

Chevrolet Aveo and Cruze models fitted with the Chevrolet MyLink technology will be available with Siri starting March 2013. The all-new Trax small sports utility vehicle will also be offered with MyLink connected radio and Siri when it is rolled out this spring. Susan Docherty, president and managing director, Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, expressed excitement in the fact that Chevrolet will be one of the first auto brands to offer Siri Eyes Free integration in Europe.

She said that “safe, easy, reliable and portable” connectivity is a top priority for their customers, noting that Siri complements MyLink's existing capabilities to help deliver an “incredible driving experience."

Through Chevrolet MyLink technology, drivers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks, allowing them to safely focus on the road and on the wheel. To further minimize driving distractions, Siri comes with the Eyes Free mode that allows drivers to interact with their iPhones while preventing the screen of the device from lighting up.

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2013 Chevrolet Sonic, Spark are the first vehicles to offer Siri Eyes Free integration

The smart assistant Siri is already available on the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark vehicles with Chevrolet MyLink. Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars, said that Chevy Sonic and Spark are the first vehicles to get Siri Eyes Free integration. She also said that the automaker’s customers consider safety, ease, reliability, and portable connectivity as its top priorities.

Siri complements MyLink's current capabilities to help in delivering an awesome driving experience. Because of the cars' standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers who have a compatible iPhone that runs iOS 6 could instruct Siri to do several tasks while they don’t risk their safety in keeping their eyes on the road and making sure that their hands stay on the wheel.

To lessen distraction further, Siri now has an Eyes Free mode that allows drivers to use just their voice to interact with their iPhones while keeping the device's screen from lighting up. Drivers would only have to connect the iPhone with the MyLink radio through Bluetooth, pair it with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button to start and conclude sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.

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American Honda to install Siri into some 2013 models

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.

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Chevrolet will integrate Siri into the US version of the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic in early 2013, the carmaker announced during the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Through the Spark and Sonic’s standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatible iPhone -- 4S or newer -- running iOS 6 can instruct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they are driving, allowing them to focus their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

To reduce distraction, Siri comes with an Eyes Free mode that allows users to interact with their iPhone just through their voices while keeping the device's screen from lighting up. To start the operation, a user could just simply connect their iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth. Once paired with the system, the user should use the steering wheel voice activation button to start and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.

Both the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic are endowed with six months of OnStar's premium Directions and Connections service. OnStar’s services like Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance ensure that both the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic are safe, secured and connected.

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With the rising demand for in-vehicle Siri capabilities, Apple Inc. announced on June 11, 2012 that it is coordinating with Audi AG, BMW AG, Chrysler Group, General Motors Co., Honda Motor Co., Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corp. to include the popular voice-command software in their vehicles.

Apple is developing an in-vehicle feature called Eyes Free that will allow drivers to make phone calls and send text messages, as well as play music, get directions and use other Siri functions by speaking. Among the eight car manufacturers that are already working with Apple, Honda and GM have confirmed plans to include Siri in their vehicles.

Apple introduced Siri, a voice-command software, in 2011 on the iPhone 4S. Its popularity and practicality have compelled those from the driving community to have the program available in their vehicles. The clamor for Siri-fitted vehicles has been also growing as consumers become more frustrated with the ineffective factory-installed voice recognition systems installed in their units.

Read the entire article Car dealers and customers already eager to get the Apple Eyes Free Siri

Is the car electronics and navigation market threatened by the announcement that Apple Inc. will offer voice activated real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation in cars? While Harman International Industries Inc. CEO Dinesh Paliwal denies this, it cannot be argued that the value of Harman’s shares declined by 9% over the two days since this report came out last Monday.

Paliwal pointed out that the car’s life cycle is for seven years while a phone could be used for just 14-18 months. He said that this is the reason why cars don’t integrate a complete phone-based application. He said that infotainment systems are typically embedded in luxury cars and these could then be linked with smartphones.

Its shares experienced a drop as investors became afraid that Apple’s entry in this market will disrupt the car electronics and navigation companies. Paliwal said that Harman would integrate the new features Apple uses in its systems but it would require a year to have them tested so that there would be no interference with any of its safety or engine software, according to Reuters. He added that during the last couple of years, Harman has been cooperating with Apple as they work together to launch the first factory-installed car infotainment system with BMW AG that incorporates the iPhone.

Read the entire article Harman does not feel feel threatened by Apple and its new Eyes Free Siri

As you may know already, last night was magic for Apple fans as the company announced a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a new Airport Express, the iOS6, the Mountain Lion but also a new Siri button to your car. That’s right, a steering wheel-mounted button capable to activate Siri on the iPhone or iPad (Siri is also coming to iPad now!).

Called Eyes Free, this will help you to talk with Siri while driving if the iPhone is paired via Bluetooth. And the good news is that Apple already talked with Audi, Bmw, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Jaguar and Land Rover and all these manufacturers signed up to start offering Eyes Free within the next three months.

So, using Eyes Free, you will be able to make calls, dictate text messages or look up directions by plugging your iPhone into a USB cable in the car. "A number of auto manufacturers have committed to delivering Eyes Free Siri integration in the next 12 months," said Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president of iOS software.

Read the entire article Audi, Bmw, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, GM confirm that Siri will make it into their cars
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