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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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GM Confirms Siri 'Eyes Free' Integration Coming to New Models Within 12 Months







General Motors will be one of the first automakers to support Apple's Eyes Free feature in iOS 6, according to a report by GMAuthority. Eyes Free will put a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, allowing users to control their iPhones without moving their hands.
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Today, GM Authority has learned that The General will soon introduce Siri eyes-free integration in its vehicles and the first ones to get the integration will be the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic. While the automaker's media representatives didn't provide specific timing details, we were told that we should expect an announcement within the next 12 months.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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Ok... But when is it coming to Audi?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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I can see it now:

"Siri, I need driving directions for home"

"Sorry, I can't help you now"

"Ahhh, go to ****!"

"OK!"

[car dives into ground]

Could be a good Twilight Zone epi
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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So cool. My next car will definitely have this.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Girlfriend is waiting for the 2013 MINI Countryman this fall while I'll be upgrading the Beemer next year. Hope a software update will allow these cars to have the same functionality.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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Great feature, but I am not going to buy or not buy a car based on whether or not it has Siri.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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Great feature, but I am not going to buy or not buy a car based on whether or not it has Siri.
No doubt... cool to have but not a deal breaker
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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Hope it's put in other cars soon

Would love to know what other models will have this. It'd be disappointing to see this only put in models considered to be "typically" owned by iPhone users, and have it bypass work trucks and GM sedans. Hopefully, it'll be across the board. That being said, its too bad Ford has an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft Sync.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:22 PM   #10
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stupid microsoft sync i want fords to have this!
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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Oh chevy... This won't be enough to get anyone to buy this car. Can't wait to see it in Mini and Audi.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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Great feature, but I am not going to buy or not buy a car based on whether or not it has Siri.
I purchased my last vehicle based on it having OnStar; it saved my life once while I was a passenger in a friends pickup, an impaired driver hit us and it called the authorities and EMS; while I realize you might not purchase vehicles based on small features like this; you need to know in the car business there is an ass to fit every seat.

My next GM vehicle will have Siri I hope.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:38 PM   #13
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This is super-cool news. I'm just curious if there is a cell subscription required since Siri (currently) requires Apple's servers to do anything with Siri. If so, I'm sure they'll do the Sat radio first 30 days free to entice you to subscribe....I likely would.
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This is super-cool news. I'm just curious if there is a cell subscription required since Siri (currently) requires Apple's servers to do anything with Siri. If so, I'm sure they'll do the Sat radio first 30 days free to entice you to subscribe....I likely would.
I bet it will work in OnStar equipped vehicles. Of course GM wants this because SIRI requires internet to work and OnStar works by accessing cell towers just as it does to make phone calls. To use SIRI, they will require OnStar making money for GM.

The 2008 Chevy I used to have Verizon cell service.

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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:46 PM   #15
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Cool - just more distraction for drivers
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Girlfriend is waiting for the 2013 MINI Countryman this fall while I'll be upgrading the Beemer next year. Hope a software update will allow these cars to have the same functionality.
Not if they don't have apple approved noise canceling chips. Which ain't likely since apple is in the hardware business as well. And thanks for going out of your way to point out you have money
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The 2008 Chevy I used to have Verizon cell service.
Mine has Bell service here in Canada for its OnStar connectin.
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Could have posted a better looking car along side this story...instead of that green mess
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Chevrolet, possibly the worst cars to grace the British roads.

Do people actually buy these in America?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:07 PM   #20
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I'll be upgrading the Beemer next year.
Bimmer. A Beemer is a motorcycle.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:11 PM   #21
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From the article: "Eyes Free will put a dedicated Siri button on the steering wheel, allowing users to control their iPhones without moving their hands."

Bluetooth? According to the article I don't see this as siri coming with the car, but just a button that allows you to access it on your phone easier.

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I bet it will work in OnStar equipped vehicles. Of course GM wants this because SIRI requires internet to work and OnStar works by accessing cell towers just as it does to make phone calls. To use SIRI, they will require OnStar making money for GM.

The 2008 Chevy I used to have Verizon cell service.
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Not if they don't have apple approved noise canceling chips. Which ain't likely since apple is in the hardware business as well. And thanks for going out of your way to point out you have money
The noise cancelling DSP Apple use are off the shelf parts. The methods and hardware Apple use are quite outdated now.

Microsoft have been to one of the biggest contributors to the industry.

Siri on these cars is just a button, and can also link in with your installed mic and loudspeakers.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:13 PM   #23
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Features from the countries strongest company stuck into crappy cars from the company that is the biggest monetary leach (and waste) in history? Wow! What great news!!

Great tech concept but nothing is enough to make me buy anything from GM ever. Next!
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Cool - just more distraction for drivers
The idea is that the people who use this will be the ones who otherwise would drive around while staring at their phone. I expect I will be a less distracted driver with eye's free... I can see numerous other drivers I know also being less distracted.
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Ok... But when is it coming to Audi?
I have never heard anything about Audi getting Siri. I wonder if this is going to get adapted like Sirius and XM were before the merger.
For example, Chevy is getting Siri (they also had XM), so Ford will probably not (They took Sirius).
BMW Siri, Audi not seems likely to me.
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