Honda And Acura To Integrate Apple Siri 'Eyes Free' Into Future Models Photo:

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TMR Team | Jan, 31 2013 | 0 Comments

Honda has confirmed it will integrate Apple's new Siri Eyes Free system with certain models this year, offering buyers an advanced new voice control option.

An evolution of the Apple iPhone's popular Siri system, Eyes Free allows drivers to communicate with enabled Apple devices through the car's Bluetooth system at the touch of a steering-mounted button.

Normally, users would activate Siri by holding the 'home' button on the iPhone itself, allowing them to set reminders, create calendar events or dictate a text message, among other functions.

In enabled cars, the system will also put the iPhone's screen into "Eyes Free" mode, switching off the display to limit distractions.

The Siri Eyes Free system was announced at last year's World Wide Developer's Conference, and carmakers confirmed to be working with the technology include Honda, BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota and Audi.

Honda has confirmed it will offer the system as an option in American-market models including the new Accord sedan, the Acura RDX and the Acura ILX.

An Australian introduction has not been confirmed.

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