With Steve Jobs’s dream to produce an iCar one day, Apple seems to be taking a step closer to reality – General Motors will introduce Apple’s digital voice assistant Siri into several of its car models in early 2013!
Working through the standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, the feature will be available to iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 owners and will serve minimizing distractions while driving. Siri will be activated without the need to light up the screen, meaning that the interaction with it will be available in an “Eyes Free” mode.
• Ability to make hands-free calls;
• Play songs in iTunes library;
• Listen to, compose and send messages;
• Add appointments to calendar and many more.
However, tasks that are a bit complex and require displaying a web page will not work, according to the GM. Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars commented: “It says a lot about our commitment to small-car customers that Chevrolet has announced that Siri Eyes Free capability will be available in the Spark and Sonic well before the luxury brands.”
Previously we’ve heard about Mercedes and Siri connection, along with BMW and Honda having also announced Siri integration. In difference with other car manufacturers, GM differentiates itself by integrating Siri support in small cars first. What do you think about Siri in your car? Do not hesitate to share in the comments below.