With Apple designing Siri to be our voice assistant, iOS users are able to create messages, make phone calls, create reminders, set alarms, perform searches and the likes just by using their voice. With that in mind, it is not surprising that Apple has seen potential use for Siri in cars as a means to interact with our phone without having to look at it or touch it which could lead to less accidents. This feature is also known as “Eyes Free” which was announced at the WWDC keynote and was part of Siri’s update in iOS 6. The good news is that automaker GM has announced that they will be the first of nine automakers to incorporate Siri’s Eyes Free feature into its vehicles come 2013 – the Chevrolet Spark and the Sonic LTZ and RS to be exact.
Basically what the Eyes Free feature does is that it integrates a button into automobiles in which drivers simply have to press in order to activate Siri without having to reach for their phone. Once Siri has been launched, users will be able to perform the same tasks that they normally are able to even without Eyes Free. If GM’s fleet of cars aren’t your thing, the remaining eight partners expected to introduce Eyes Free to their vehicles include BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda.
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