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Chevy ad highlights new Siri Eyes-Free feature

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Chevy ad highlights new Siri Eyes-Free feature
Chevy has released an ad that shows off its new integration with Siri in some new models. The ad focuses on the Chevy Sonic and shows off how the voice activated personal assistant works with Chevy's My Link entertainment and information service. To activate Siri, a button on the steering wheel is pushed so that you can focus on your driving instead of fumbling for the home button on your Apple iPhone.

As the ad shows, users can check their SMS and iMessages, have the messages read to them, and then dictate a response or a brand new message. Hands-free calls can be made to any contact on the user's device that has a phone number. You can be alerted to your calendar events while using MyLink to connect with Siri to control your iTunes library.

Chevy is just one of nine other automakers planning on bringing out versions of Siri Eyes-Free. Those carmakers include Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota.

source: Chevrolet via electronista

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:18 6

1. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

That is still waaaaaay too much driver distraction. People need to focus on staying in control of the car they're supposed to be driving and what's happening around them and not listening to their text messages. Ditch the automatic hybrid and drive a car that's engaging like a car with a manual transmission and a turbo.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:54 1

5. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

i understand and agree with what you mean, but this is tech site, you will get hate and dislikes from alot of people who love tech and arent interested in meaning old school and less techy. if there was an option to turn your limps into robotic mechanics these people would do it.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 23:13 7

6. schinnak (Posts: 102; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

"Siri - please give me directions to the airport."

and we all know how that will end up with apple maps.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:32 6

2. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Bad decision GM, I really like you, but don't you realize not 100% of your market or even 25% of your market for that matter uses the fruit phone.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:32 8

3. yyuu1000 (Posts: 243; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

use google now

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 22:42 2

4. dapsta (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Yeh and of course when Siri eff's it up you have to pick it up and type it yourself.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:22

7. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So what happens when you don't have an iPhone? Can I use Siri with my Android device?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 08:32 1

8. coppico (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

What's the point??
Google Now is way better: you can open the google now interface and just leave it there, anytime you want google to do something, you can voice activate by saying "Google"....
You don't even need to push a button!!! lol

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:17

9. joey18 (Posts: 597; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

girls fights

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