GM Confirms Siri 'Eyes Free' Integration Coming to New Models Within 12 Months

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General Motors will be one of the first automakers to support Apple's Eyes Free feature in iOS 6, according to a report by GMAuthority. Eyes Free will put a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, allowing users to control their iPhones without moving their hands.
Today, GM Authority has learned that The General will soon introduce Siri eyes-free integration in its vehicles and the first ones to get the integration will be the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic. While the automaker’s media representatives didn’t provide specific timing details, we were told that we should expect an announcement within the next 12 months.

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Posted: 31 months ago
I can see it now:

"Siri, I need driving directions for home"

"Sorry, I can't help you now"

"Ahhh, go to ****!"

"OK!"

[car dives into ground]

Could be a good Twilight Zone epi ;)
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Great feature, but I am not going to buy or not buy a car based on whether or not it has Siri.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
I still don't understand the difference between "Eyes Free" and a simple normal Bluetooth button on the car?
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Could have posted a better looking car along side this story...instead of that green mess
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Chevrolet, possibly the worst cars to grace the British roads.

Do people actually buy these in America?


It's funny, because in America, British cars are the worst. Nothing requires more time at the mechanic's shop than Land Rovers and Jaguars.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
Would love to know what other models will have this. It'd be disappointing to see this only put in models considered to be "typically" owned by iPhone users, and have it bypass work trucks and GM sedans. Hopefully, it'll be across the board. That being said, its too bad Ford has an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft Sync.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Great feature, but I am not going to buy or not buy a car based on whether or not it has Siri.


I purchased my last vehicle based on it having OnStar; it saved my life once while I was a passenger in a friends pickup, an impaired driver hit us and it called the authorities and EMS; while I realize you might not purchase vehicles based on small features like this; you need to know in the car business there is an ass to fit every seat.

My next GM vehicle will have Siri I hope.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago
From the article: "Eyes Free will put a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, allowing users to control their iPhones without moving their hands."

Bluetooth? According to the article I don't see this as siri coming with the car, but just a button that allows you to access it on your phone easier.

I bet it will work in OnStar equipped vehicles. Of course GM wants this because SIRI requires internet to work and OnStar works by accessing cell towers just as it does to make phone calls. To use SIRI, they will require OnStar making money for GM.

The 2008 Chevy I used to have Verizon cell service.

Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Cool - just more distraction for drivers


The idea is that the people who use this will be the ones who otherwise would drive around while staring at their phone. I expect I will be a less distracted driver with eye's free... I can see numerous other drivers I know also being less distracted.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 31 months ago

Chevrolet, possibly the worst cars to grace the British roads.

Do people actually buy these in America?


Chevrolet does some great things in America, in part because the models sold in Europe are not sold here. The Chevrolet Cruze is really a step forward and the crossover market is dominated by Ford and Chevy. Also, for the price, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest car (I believe there's a viper equivalent as well though) you can buy (638 HP, a little over $100,000).

This is all coming from an Audi enthusiast.

Also, they were the first company to use a turbo on their engine.
Rating: 3 Votes

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