GM Expanding Siri Eyes Free Support in 2014 Cars

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GM will be expanding the number of Chevrolet car models that support Apple's Siri Eyes Free feature in 2014. The new cars that will offer the feature include the Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, and Volt.

Siri Eyes Free support coming to more Chevrolet models in 2014Siri Eyes Free support coming to more Chevrolet models in 2014

The car maker chose to add more cars to its Siri-supported lineup following interest in seeing the feature in other Chevrolet models. Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Marketing, commented, "The response to Siri Eyes Free integration in Chevy Sonic and Spark from our customers has been remarkable."

Eyes Free is a Siri feature that lets users interact with their iPhone without taking their eyes off the road. It links in to your car so you can give voice commands and receive audio replies while the iPhone screen stays dark.

Siri Eyes Free support is included in Chevrolet's in-dash MyLink infotainment system. Chevrolet said iPhone owners can uses Eyes Free to make and answer phone calls, control iTunes as well as radio stations, compose, send and receive text messages, and check their calendars, too.

Siri Eyes Free is available as part of iOS 6 and iOS 7, and requires and iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, or iPhone 5c for in-car use.

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Keeping our eyes on the road instead of our smartphones is important for safe driving. It's great to see Siri Eyes Free support showing up in Chevrolet and other car maker's designs.

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William Murphy

I am curious to learn whether users of Microsoft’s Sync technology in Ford, Mercury and Lincolns have positive or negative experiences.  I don’t use my Sync technology, the voice recognition seems to get more wrong than my ancient Moto-phone.  At least Moto gives me an option when it doesn’t understand.  Sync seems to believe it understood me correctly and goes ahead playing the wrong music.

iJack

@ William Murphy – Ford’s Sync has gotten a lot of bad press, especially in the Car magazines and websites. The people at Ford are not dopes, so I’m sure they’ll figure it out.

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