Apple’s voice assistant developed for iOS products like the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 has many great features and allows users to do things like create messages, make phone calls, create reminders, set alarms, perform searches and all this just by using their voice.
Obviously there is the potential use for Siri in cars as a means to interact with our phone without having to look at it or touch it at all. This feature is also known as “Eyes Free” which was announced at the WWDC keynote and was part of Siri’s update in iOS 6.
GM has announced that they will be the first of nine automakers to incorporate Siri’s Eyes Free feature into its vehicles come 2013. The vehicles that will have this feature first integrated will be: the Chevrolet Spark, the Sonic LTZ and RS.
What the Eyes Free feature does is it integrates a button into automobiles in which drivers simply have to press in order to activate Siri without having to reach for their phone. Once Siri has been launched, users will be able to perform the same tasks that they normally are able to.
The remaining eight partners expected to introduce Eyes Free to their vehicles include BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda.