Chevrolet Spark and Sonic to Integrate iPhone’s Siri

General Motors is offering us the latest example that supports the idea of cars turning into four-wheeled gadgets, with the company announcing that it will integrate Siri, the talkative assistant used by Apple’s Iphone (form 4s onwards) into the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic (known as Aveo in Europe).
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The standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system in the cars will allow customers who use iOS6 to use Siti for multiple tasks within the vehicle. The feature has been further developed for implementation in cars and thus offers an Eyes Free mode that allows drivers to interact with their Iphone for using various features.

All you have to do is to connect your iPhone with the MyLink radio using Bluetooth and then use the steering wheel voice activation button to engage or disengage the aforementioned Eyes Free mode.

In the US, drivers of Spark and Sonic RS will be able to use the Eyes Free feature to:
  • Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
  • Play songs in the iTunes library, and even switch music sources automatically from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode
  • Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts
  • Access Calendar and add appointments
  • Minimise distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from lighting up, even when Siri answers simple questions such as game scores or the dates of national holidays
  • While in Eyes Free mode, Siri will not provide answers to complex questions that require displaying a web page.
“It says a lot about our commitment to small-car customers that Chevrolet has announced that Siri Eyes Free capability will be available in the Spark and Sonic well before the luxury brands,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars.
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