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GM Announces Siri Eyes Free for Six More Vehicles

GM Announces Siri Eyes Free for Six More Vehicles

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Chevrolet today announced additional vehicles with Chevrolet MyLink will be available with Siri, Apple’s intelligent assistant. Siri Eyes Free Integration will be available on the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt.

"The response to Siri Eyes Free integration in Chevy Sonic and Spark from our customers has been remarkable," said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Marketing. “Easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink's existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience, so we're excited to expand this to even more customers."

Through the cars' available Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatible iPhone* running iOS 6 or iOS 7 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To help further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode which enables drivers to interact with their iPhones using nothing more than their voice while keeping the device's screen from lighting up.

Owners simply connect their iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.

In the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt vehicles equipped with MyLink, owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to:
● Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
● Play songs in their iTunes libraries, 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

In addition, these vehicles also come with six months of OnStar's premium Directions and Connections service. OnStar brings added safety, security and connectivity to these vehicles, including services such as Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance.

Most smartphone owners can also download the RemoteLink Mobile App, which allows current OnStar subscribers to control and manage certain vehicle functions from their phone. RemoteLink Key Fob Services, which include the ability to lock or unlock a vehicle, flash the lights and honk the horn, or start the engine on properly equipped vehicles, are free for five years and do not require an OnStar subscription.

GM first announced Siri Eyes Free for the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic LTZ and RS in November 2012. Below you can see a commercial for Siri in the Sonic.

Ju - October 16, 2013 at 8:47am
I asked siri what the term for a person who can't be bothered to write the word "because" was and he he didn't reply reply because he couldn't be bothered. Also the phrase "infantile response" returned interesting results. Don't get me wrong I like some of the things apple do. I own an Ipad which has its plus and minus points. Likewise my android phone. (I personally find google voice search to be far more accurate by the way). I just find it bizarre that a major motor company would adopt a technology that clearly has it's flaws, most likely as a marketing ploy to appeal to die hard apple fans that, judging by those who queued up for two weeks just to get an iphone, would actually choose a car just because it had siri in it. Maybe get a friend to sit in the passenger seat to help out with tuning the radio and telling jokes instead. Oh wait........
6.9 - October 15, 2013 at 3:00pm
I want nissan get this then I am settled!
Ju - October 15, 2013 at 2:49pm
But Siri doesn't work properly. I've been trying to teach it a four letter name of one of my contacts for weeks - infuriating ! Don't GM realise that just because it's apple doesn't mean it's going to work ?
iMe - October 15, 2013 at 3:02pm
Lol. If Siri doesn't work with you doesn't mean it won't work for everyone else. I've been using Siri since she was out and so far no significant problems but still it doesn't mean others have the same experience that I have.
{Anthony} - October 15, 2013 at 3:06pm
Ummmm..... maybe Siri does not work with you b/c you might be an idiot.... If you read the above article, it clearly states that the response for Siri Eyes Free that is ALREADY on the market was "remarkable" *** Why don't you ask Siri what "remarkable" means.....