Chevrolet expands Siri Eyes Free integration to more vehicles, including Volt
15 October 2013
Chevrolet announced that Apple’s Siri Eyes Free Integration will now be available on the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt in addition to the Sonic and Spark.
Through the cars' available Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 or iOS 7 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To help further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode which enables drivers to interact with their iPhones using nothing more than their voice while keeping the device’s screen from lighting up.
Owners connect their iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.
In the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt vehicles equipped with MyLink, owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to:
- Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
- Play songs in their iTunes libraries, and switch music sources automatically from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode
- Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts
- Access Calendar and add appointments
In addition, these vehicles also come with six months of OnStar’s premium Directions and Connections service.
Most smartphone owners can also download the RemoteLink Mobile App, which allows current OnStar subscribers to control and manage certain vehicle functions from their phone. RemoteLink Key Fob Services, which include the ability to lock or unlock a vehicle, flash the lights and honk the horn, or start the engine on properly equipped vehicles, are free for five years and do not require an OnStar subscription.
Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.
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