Honda Installing Apple’s Siri in Upcoming Models

January 31, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Siri had taken the iPhone world by charm, after which Apple moved on to assist drivers in cars. Honda, the renowned automaker, has now announced that they have plans to integrate their upcoming Honda and Acura vehicles with Apple’s personal assistant.

We might see that feature this year itself as the 2013 Honda Accord, and two Acura models, the 2013 RDX and ILX are on the list for the integration. The notable feature here is the “Eyes Free” mode, whereby the user can make use of Siri’s advice without having to watch the screen or interact in any way visually with the application.

This functionality debuted during the WWDC last year, and it works through Bluetooth. Users will be able to connect it via Honda’s HandsFreeLink setup.

Honda Installing Apple’s Siri in Upcoming Models

According to Apple’s description of Siri’s Eyes Free mode:
With the Eyes Free feature, ask Siri to call people, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, use Maps and get directions, read your notifications, find calendar information, add reminders, and more.”

Honda isn’t the first company to offer Apple’s software with their vehicles. In November last year, Chevrolet had come forth with plans to install the feature in their Spark and Sonic cars.

Siri has become a must-have feature on Apple’s products, although some versions of the iPod do not support the software. An active internet connection is required to maintain a constant conversation with the personal assistant, which is why the iPhone and cellular-enabled versions of the iPad house Siri better.

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