General Motors to integrate Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into 2013 Spark and Sonic
0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2012, 09:38 posted on
General Motors announced that it will be integrating Apple's Siri voice control system in two of its 2103 models - the Chevy Spark and Sonic LTZ and RS models...
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1. darkkjedii (Posts: 16881; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No android fan will ever buy GM again lol
7. kirholstov (Posts: 137; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I'm not an android fan but I won't buy it too :D
14. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
No reason to buy GM anyway, even less of a potential for one now.
16. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Siri or not, I've never been fond of their cars anyway. I've always prefer Dodge and Ford to them. I'd never refuse a Camaro though, but If I had to choose, I'd rather take the Challenger instead. Or even the GT500.
34. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I tend to like Chevys, but I would not get the Camaro. They look cool, but they have too many problems. It is too heavy, too slow, and has a tendency to understeer. The 6.2 L V8 is only theoretically capable of around 800 hp, while the 5.0 L ford engine is theoretically capable of up to 1000 hp. The Shelby is also lighter and has a better front suspension geometry. These allow the front to hold on and the back to kick out for some muscle car fun. The Mustang also has better stock superchargers, and is capable of much greater speed for a lesser amount of money.
17. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
hell yea...they will just cryy in car fr not havin an iphone .now i have more excuse to get back an iphone .
28. cripton805 (Posts: 1175; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I guess they forgot to mention that Android and Windows mobile works for the car too and you can use certain phone apps and GPS.
I was looking to buy one of these a couple weeks ago.
29. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Driver: Siri where can I hide a dead body?
Siri: Loading... Let me drive you into a ditch...
*car goes into ditch everyone dies*
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3253; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
"Eyes Free keeps your screen shut to avoid
distractions, but Siri helps you make calls, send
messages, check your calendar, play music and so
on." do you realize the irony in that lines??
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 16881; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
So if it was google voice it would b ok, or is this type of tech period bad for cars
15. -box- (Posts: 3982; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Depending on how it is integrated it can be more of a distraction than a help. I like how Ford does their Microsoft Sync system, all hands-free and with steering-wheel controls for radio and stuff so eyes can stay on the road where they belong.
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 16881; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ok so ur for it as long as its done rite.
31. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3253; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
You ever heard or seen a warning sign cautioning
people not to call or text while driving?? It's
even banned in most countries and you know
why? Because it's a distraction to the driver in
case you haven't heard. So what's the point in
having those features when infact, calling and texting are distractions??
39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3253; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Haha...man! You are amusing sometimes! I wonder if you're a kid.
3. iGREGG (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
this is classic! General Motor will be gettin a few returns from android users..
LOL.... ima need SIRI in Range Rover and i'll be a HAPPY HAPPY Camper
10. darkkjedii (Posts: 16881; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'd like to have Siri or some type of asst. n my car. Siri would do just fine though
4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
27. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
When an iDevice Era is over then infected the GM and becoming iGM, which is later on tax payer will bailout all the iProduct - including Tim Cook's mansion.
33. darkkjedii (Posts: 16881; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude just shutup please. Pleeeeaasssssssseeee!!!!
5. McLTE (Posts: 767; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
This is LAME.
I'm tired of companies adopting proprietary technology, then forcing consumers to use their producs (Apple) in order to get the most from the system.
GM should be using a device agnostic system that can sync with any smart phone.. not just Apple.
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 16881; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Awwwww hush. If it was google voice you'd b just fine with only that.
12. martycota (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
The Chevy Spark does sync with Android. The two apps available on the mylink work with apple, android, and blackberry. Sadly not WP7 which I use, but that is because they don't have pandora or sticher or onstar in their App store. This is just adding another feature that the iPhone has and when Google's voice command becomes more popular I am sure it will work with that too if it hasn't already. I can confirm right now that I am able to use hands free texting with voice commands with my WP7 on my Chevy Spark as long as the phone is connected by bluetooth and the radio is set to the phone as its music source..
19. Slammer (Posts: 1497; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I have posted the same feelings in other blogs as well as to General Motors. On a marketing perspective, it does no good to make a non-Apple or Non-Android product strictly indigenous to only one platform. Cars, appliances or any other non-proprietary product that uses remote capability of mobile devices, should be able to adapt to multiple OS platforms in order to open up wide spread sale potential.
23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
of course it's lame. the auto industry don't realize there are other phones and tablets too use instead of Ipads
24. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Or the fact that Android has significantly a larger piece of the market share. If it works with all devices I am game for it. However based on Apple's normal MO, I expect it will only work with IOS devices.
25. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
AGREED! I dont care who makes the system, just would like it to play fair with everyone.
20. Valdomero (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
I'm just worried about the maps, still not confident enough to trust Apple maps navigation system. I prefer waze, it guides me where I want to go.
Siri: "Turn right in 50 mts"
Me: "but I'm in a bridge..."
Siri: "Turn right"
Siri: "Recalculating route..."
Siri: "Turn left in 100 mts"
Siri: "Turn left"
Siri: "One more down"
21. jibraihimi (Posts: 719; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
I will just pray that drivers of these cars don't ask siri to check maps and routes for them...................
22. TheMan (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Well, when I get my self-driving car (power by Google technology), there won't be an iPhone connected to the console.
26. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Why would any company tie themselves to APPLE over hands free software?GM better hope that APPLE does not flop....
30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3253; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
You ever heard or seen a warning sign cautioning people not to call or text while driving?? It's even banned in most countries and you know why? Because it's a distraction to the driver in case you haven't heard. So what's the point in having those features when infact, calling and texting are distractions??
36. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Oh dear. GM buyers better invest on good car and accident insurance!!!!