2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: Siri's Coming to Future Sonics
June 27, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, Apple announced several planned updates to its Siri personal assistant service that is available on iPhone and iPad. During the same presentation, Apple also mentioned that it was working with nine automakers to install Siri hands-free in their vehicles. General Motors was one of them!
Yup, looks like the two GM vehicles that will be the first to get Siri Eyes-Free integration are the Chevrolet Spark and the Sonic.
GM Authority Blog writes: "Here's the way we imagine eyes-free would work in the Sonic and Spark: the driver will use a button on the steering wheel (likely the push-to-talk button) to initialize Siri, which will then open the car's Bluetooth microphone and feed the audio to Siri on the iPhone or iPad."
Sounds like it's supposed to make for a more intuitive hands-free system. At least that's the hope. As an iPhone user myself, I hardly use my Siri function. She never can seem to understand what I'm asking of her. Maybe her hearing will improve in the car's system.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor