Honda announces vehicles that will support Siri’s Eyes Free mode
This feature was introduced by Apple at last year’s WWDC and already had commitments from several auto manufacturers, including General Motors, Audi, Toyota, Honda and others. GM has since announced that its 2013 Chevy Spark and Sonic models will be the first to be integrated with Eye’s Free mode.
Now, Honda has announced that its popular Accord model, as well as the Acura RDX (small SUV) and ILX (compact sedan based on the Honda Civic), will be able to have this feature as a dealer-installed option. Siri’s Eyes Free enables the user to use the personal assistant without having to handle the device. The screen remains off so alerts and images do not distract the driver.
It is too soon to know if this feature will help alleviate cases of distracted driving, but every little bit helps. That said, it would have been good for Honda to include the Civic and Fit models as part of the initial rollout, those are two relatively affordable models popular with young drivers.
sources: Honda via The Verge
1. Venuramax (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
What is the Map service integrated with this?
Apple or Google?
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1497; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
"I was using iOS6 Maps and Siri told me to stop and ask for directions."
7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
SIRI was too intelligent that she told me to lay my fingers off of the iMaps application before i even touched it.
3. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
"I dont get that. Do you want me to search the internet?"
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bad move from Honda to integrate an inferior product :(
4. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I honestly think this is a waste of time, i honesty prefer the "hi Galaxy" way, as samsung users dont need a certain car to support their voice assistant. I thnk apple should have made it easier for their users instead of relying on a car manufacturer. Just my own lil opinion
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Like Honda or all the other car manufacturers don't have better options than taking Apple's own SIRI in their cars. Not against Apple but there are other better navigation systems dedicated and integrated for motor vehicles.
In my opinion, this is just a way to promote SIRI, nothing else.
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
...need i add that this is the "American Honda Motor Company".
10. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Great, another product I can go out of my way not to purchase.