Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:31 PM   #26
Steve.P.JobsFan
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bowling Green, OH
Somebody let me know when Chrysler confirms when they'll be putting it in vehicles.
__________________
Mobile | Samsung Galaxy S4 (i337 AT&T) | 16GB | White
iPad Air | Black | 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE
iMac | Core i5 2.7 GHz | 12GB RAM |Radeon 6770 (512MB VRAM)
Apple TV | 3rd Generation
Steve.P.JobsFan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:31 PM   #27
AustinIllini
macrumors Demi-God
 
AustinIllini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonTheSoundMa View Post
Chevrolet, possibly the worst cars to grace the British roads.

Do people actually buy these in America?
Chevrolet does some great things in America, in part because the models sold in Europe are not sold here. The Chevrolet Cruze is really a step forward and the crossover market is dominated by Ford and Chevy. Also, for the price, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest car (I believe there's a viper equivalent as well though) you can buy (638 HP, a little over $100,000).

This is all coming from an Audi enthusiast.

Also, they were the first company to use a turbo on their engine.
__________________
Victory ILLINOIS Varsity!
Early 2011 13" MBP iPad Mini Retina 32 GB Google Nexus 5

Last edited by AustinIllini; Jun 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM.
AustinIllini is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:38 PM   #28
thuchu1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
I have this right now, when my phone is connected to Bluetooth in my car I just push the phone button for voice dial and it activates Siri. This can do everything siri can from that point.
__________________
MacBook Pro 15" 2.2GHz i7, 8 GB RAM, 128 SSD Optibay / 750GB HDD | iPhone 5 16GB | iPad Mini LTE
thuchu1 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:40 PM   #29
AustinIllini
macrumors Demi-God
 
AustinIllini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by thuchu1 View Post
I have this right now, when my phone is connected to Bluetooth in my car I just push the phone button for voice dial and it activates Siri. This can do everything siri can from that point.
You know what, I just tried this on my 2008 A4 with Voice Control on my iPhone 4 and it definitely works for most things I would want to do (place calls and such)
__________________
Victory ILLINOIS Varsity!
Early 2011 13" MBP iPad Mini Retina 32 GB Google Nexus 5
AustinIllini is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:53 PM   #30
edoates
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
Why dont' the car guys just do it right ...

The logical step here is to provide a USB "dock" instead of all the pricey screen oriented navigation sytems cars offer these days. Then plug your iPad, iPhone, Samsung things, Microsoft Surface, etc. in and have the car manufacturer provide apps for various functions. And use Siri and Siri like functions to provide hands free operation. They could also use in-car WIFI and/or Blue Tooth to communicate with the device.

All the functionality of SYNC, or my silly BMW IDrive system can be mimicked using any or all of the above communications links. A car supplied app could even have a local SIRI database so outside web connectivity is not a requirement to function.

With the price of optional Navigation and similar system often being in the thousands, with yearly road map updates, even the most expensive iPad is cheaper. And you can take it with you!

Am I the only one to think of this?
__________________
Eddie O
edoates is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:24 PM   #31
Carlanga
macrumors 601
 
Carlanga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: PR
I still don't understand the difference between "Eyes Free" and a simple normal Bluetooth button on the car?
__________________
☻ "A dream you dream alone is only a dream...
... A dream you dream together is reality." ☻
Carlanga is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:43 PM   #32
AustinIllini
macrumors Demi-God
 
AustinIllini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlanga View Post
I still don't understand the difference between "Eyes Free" and a simple normal Bluetooth button on the car?
Video Chat: FaceTime
Bluetooth: ________

God I hated the SAT.
__________________
Victory ILLINOIS Varsity!
Early 2011 13" MBP iPad Mini Retina 32 GB Google Nexus 5
AustinIllini is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:12 PM   #33
Carlanga
macrumors 601
 
Carlanga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: PR
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinIllini View Post
Video Chat: FaceTime
Bluetooth: ________

God I hated the SAT.
what are you trying to say?
__________________
☻ "A dream you dream alone is only a dream...
... A dream you dream together is reality." ☻
Carlanga is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:44 PM   #34
Xenc
macrumors 6502a
 
Xenc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: London, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrizzleFryBen View Post
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.
The car does not include Siri. Instead it is designed to interact with your iPhone via Bluetooth (or possibly USB).
Xenc is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:08 PM   #35
thelatinist
macrumors 603
 
thelatinist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Connecticut, USA
Isn't this just like any Bluetooth send/end button? My Jabra Cruiser speakerphone has always done this.
thelatinist is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:23 PM   #36
b166er
macrumors 68020
 
b166er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Philly
Damn and I just bought the bentley. Too bad.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlanga View Post
what are you trying to say?
He's saying there is no difference except for the words Apple makes up to re-market existing products. What the world has been calling bluetooth for several years Apple is now calling "eyes free"
__________________
Wait... I had something for this.
b166er is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:49 PM   #37
PoissMi
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Yes!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonTheSoundMa View Post
Chevrolet, possibly the worst cars to grace the British roads.

Do people actually buy these in America?
GM passed toyota and is now the best selling automobile manufacturer in the world. I'm sure people in the UK buy them as well, the cruze won the european car of the year.
PoissMi is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:54 PM   #38
AustinIllini
macrumors Demi-God
 
AustinIllini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by b166er View Post
Damn and I just bought the bentley. Too bad.

----------



He's saying there is no difference except for the words Apple makes up to re-market existing products. What the world has been calling bluetooth for several years Apple is now calling "eyes free"
Bingo. Sorry for being cryptic about it.
__________________
Victory ILLINOIS Varsity!
Early 2011 13" MBP iPad Mini Retina 32 GB Google Nexus 5
AustinIllini is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:57 PM   #39
Phoon
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
I've got a better idea.

Why not a one-button, Bluetooth version of this? It'd attach to your steering wheel with a simple Velcro strap, and turn any car, regardless of manufacturer, into an "Eyes Free" capable car.
Phoon is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:30 PM   #40
PoissMi
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinIllini View Post
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.
Apple announced that Audi, BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda will be getting Siri.
PoissMi is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:48 PM   #41
2 Replies
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Dumb

For how fast Apple deprecates their own tech, buying a car because it supports SIRI is a insanely stupid reason.
Fire-wire charging support in their own 30-pin connector, GONE.
Ping service (a service that is less than 3 years old), GONE.
Most rumors have it that the iPhone5 will have a smaller port (no longer even 30-pin).. maybe even micro USB.

And since Siri requires apple's servers to be active in order to relay the queries, you're SOL if Apple ever decides the service isn't cost effective for them.
2 Replies is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:51 PM   #42
iMacFarlane
macrumors 65816
 
iMacFarlane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayse View Post
Could have posted a better looking car along side this story...instead of that green mess
Or they could have "Apple'd" the image maybe?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	iPodCar.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	39.3 KB
ID:	344349  
__________________
Knowledge is power. Learn something new every day!
iMacFarlane is online now   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:53 PM   #43
2 Replies
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoon View Post
Why not a one-button, Bluetooth version of this? It'd attach to your steering wheel with a simple Velcro strap, and turn any car, regardless of manufacturer, into an "Eyes Free" capable car.
Or even just have Apple actually use EXISTING tech (rather than reinventing the wheel and calling it "innovation") to Bluetooth hands-free phone control standards, and use the standard call button to activate siri.
Then you don't need a separate unit with tacky Velcro, but instead just use ANY hand-free unit that plays over the speakers (integrated hands-free or third-party). Then you still have hardware that will support other phones if you ever decide to change (instead of having yet another iPhone/iPod accessory).
2 Replies is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2012, 11:24 PM   #44
AustinIllini
macrumors Demi-God
 
AustinIllini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoissMi View Post
Apple announced that Audi, BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda will be getting Siri.
Yeah I just saw that. Interesting. Does anyone know to what level this integration is? Has that been announced? Does that mean Siri doesn't require an iPhone if you own the car?

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2 Replies View Post
For how fast Apple deprecates their own tech, buying a car because it supports SIRI is a insanely stupid reason.
Fire-wire charging support in their own 30-pin connector, GONE.
Ping service (a service that is less than 3 years old), GONE.
Most rumors have it that the iPhone5 will have a smaller port (no longer even 30-pin).. maybe even micro USB.

And since Siri requires apple's servers to be active in order to relay the queries, you're SOL if Apple ever decides the service isn't cost effective for them.
I'm sure Apple will sell you a 30 pin adapter for the next iPhone. Apple has put 1000x as much investment in Siri as it did in Ping. I would expect Apple to abandon OS X before they abandon Siri at this point.
__________________
Victory ILLINOIS Varsity!
Early 2011 13" MBP iPad Mini Retina 32 GB Google Nexus 5
AustinIllini is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 12:56 AM   #45
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonTheSoundMa View Post
Chevrolet, possibly the worst cars to grace the British roads.

Do people actually buy these in America?
People buy them and they are still a popular car manufacturer.

I bought and still own a 2006 Supercharged SS Cobalt that has been the most reliable chevy that I have ever owned. I've owned Camaros, Cavaliers, Berettas, and three Cobalts in all and out of them, again, the Cobalts were the most reliable.

The Honda I had for the past two years before my newest Honda gave me the most trouble out of any car I have owned.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:45 AM   #46
ZipZap
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
This is too late.
ZipZap is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:31 AM   #47
class77
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
You don't need a special Siri button to use Siri in your GM car. My husband has been using Siri on his Tahoe ever since he got his 4S last year using the buttons that are currently on his steering wheel. You just have to set it up
__________________
2011 Mac Mini, 2.7 Dual Core i7, 8GB RAM, 750GB, 10.7.3 24" iMac, 3.06GHz C2D, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 10.6.8 iPad 4 64G, iPad 3 64GB, iPad 32 GB  iPhone 5  Airport Extreme 5
class77 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:28 AM   #48
needfx
macrumors 68020
 
needfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: sizing things up, or down
Siri : Keep your eyes on the road Josh
__________________
flickr, amphipolis
needfx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:44 AM   #49
kyjaotkb
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Paris, France
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoissMi View Post
GM passed toyota and is now the best selling automobile manufacturer in the world. I'm sure people in the UK buy them as well, the cruze won the european car of the year.
In France, most Chevrolet are re-branded Daewoo, which equals to highly discounted cars with very low perceived quality and resale value.

Not saying it is true but that's how people actually perceive the brand even though they've been doing some heavy advertising about the American way of life, cow-boys and the whole myth.

Hopefully Siri will come to Opel, the real face of GM in Europe !
__________________
13" MBA '11, 1.7/4/256 ; 16GB iPad 4 Wifi ; 16GB 3GS ; 160GB iPod Classic '07 ; 8GB nano 3G ; 1GB Shuffle 2G
kyjaotkb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2012, 07:28 AM   #50
daviddth
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Australia
My almost 3 year old Holden Commodore already does this (minus the screen blanking) via the single phone button on the wheel. I thought a lot of cars had it.
daviddth is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Siri 'Eyes Free' Coming to 2014 BMW Models MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 48 Feb 16, 2014 02:05 PM
Siri Eyes Free Now Available for Select Honda and Acura Vehicles, Deeper Integration Coming Soon MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 77 Dec 2, 2013 11:41 PM
Siri 'Eyes Free' Coming to 2014 Chevy Camaro, Volt, Malibu and More MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 27 Oct 16, 2013 06:05 AM
Siri 'Eyes Free' Coming to 2013 Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 38 Oct 15, 2013 08:10 AM
Chevrolet Promoting Siri 'Eyes Free' Integration for 2013 Sonic in New TV Ad MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 100 Mar 30, 2013 06:50 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC