Honda announces vehicles that will support Siri’s Eyes Free mode
posted by Maxwell R. / Jan 31, 2013, 12:16 AM
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
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(insert Apple Maps jokes here)
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 12:19 AM 9
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"I was using iOS6 Maps and Siri told me to stop and ask for directions."
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 1:54 AM 1
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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
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 12:37 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 31, 2013, 1:40 AM 2
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