Apple has done it again! Within this next year, consumers will begin to see vehicles containing Apple’s new Eyes Free Siri Integration. If you aren’t familiar with Siri, it is the iPhone’s voice-command/digital-assistant that was launched with Apple’s latest iOS 5 series. With the Eyes Free technology, users can press a voice command button to speak into the car’s microphone system that is connected to the iPhone.
In the next 12 months, this new technology will be built directly by car manufacturers into the new vehicles. This system will be compatible with any iDevice using the new iOS 6 software. Some partners in the automotive industry that will be implement this plan include BMW, Audi, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Jaguar/Land Rover.
This hands-free technology adds a user-friendly appeal and, more importantly, it boosts road safety. With an option like this, eyes can have full attention to the road!
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