General Motors’ U.K. Vauxhall subsidiary announced at last week’s Geneva Auto Show that its youth-targeted ADAM Siri subcompact is to be available with all-new voice recognition through Apple-engineered Siri Eyes-Free for iPhones, iPads and iPods running iOS 6.
Owners of what Vauxhall heralds as “the best connected small car on the market” will be able to talk to their ADAM and it will literally answer thanks to its iPhone iOS integration.
Siri Eyes-Free voice recognition can make appointments, send and read text messages and emails, or play a favourite tune stored on an iPhone or other Apple iDevice. Everything is voice-controlled so drivers can keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. A TuneIn app brings the world of international radio to drivers and passengers: app users can tune in to 70,000 stations and over two million on-demand programs.
The Vauxhall Adam Siri works with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and other iOS 6 supported devices. The Adam Siri model will be colour-coordinated with the iPhone, to ship in either white or black with brushed-aluminum detailing to harmonize with Apple’s iDevice design themes.
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Honda and Acura to Offer Apple’s Siri Eyes Free on Select 2013 Vehicles
American Honda haws announced it will integrate support for Siri, the Apple-engineered intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking, into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device’s screen from lighting up.
“iPhone has become so integral to people’s lives that they continue to use them in their vehicles,” says Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of automobile product planning, American Honda. “Offering Honda and Acura owners Siri and its Eyes Free mode via Bluetooth is an incredible opportunity to provide next-generation connectivity and meet our customer’s ever-changing needs.”
Honda recognizes the power of Siri and Eyes Free mode as an in-vehicle tool that will help meet the connectivity and convenience needs of its customers in a responsible manner. Honda has reengineered its software to seamlessly integrate Siri Eyes Free mode into its Bluetooth HandsFreeLink via the onboard microphone and speakers.
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