Honda announces vehicles that will support Siri’s Eyes Free mode

Honda announces vehicles that will support Siri’s Eyes Free mode
American Honda Motor Company announced that the 2013 Honda Accord, along with its luxury brand Acura RDX and ILX, will integrate support for 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

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10 Comments

1. Venuramax

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

What is the Map service integrated with this? Apple or Google?

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

(insert Apple Maps jokes here)

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

"I was using iOS6 Maps and Siri told me to stop and ask for directions."

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Dec 13, 2011

"I dont get that. Do you want me to search the internet?" goo [dot] gl/5KyIk bad move from Honda to integrate an inferior product :(

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...need i add that this is the "American Honda Motor Company".

9. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

lol...

10. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Great, another product I can go out of my way not to purchase.

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