LOS ANGELES – Siri, the voice-controlled assistant available on many newer iPhones, will be able to perform a number of task in some Chevrolet vehicles beginning in early 2013.
Chevrolet announced at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show the (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS will integrate Siri with Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system. This will allow customers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 to safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
Siri’s Eyes Free mode will let users to interact with their iPhone using just their voice without the device’s screen illuminated to further minimize distraction.
“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. “Safe, 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.”
Once your iPhone is connected with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, you Siri in Eyes Free mode to make hands-free calls, access your calendar, play songs from iTunes library and even listen to and send text messages.
For more information, be sure to read the full announcement here.