Chevy Spark and Sonic Are First Cars to Get Siri 'Eyes Free'

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    As promised late last year, Chevrolet is the first company to deliver Siri 'Eyes Free' to consumers. 2013 Chevy Spark and Sonic cars allow owners to perform a number of tasks via Siri using the car's built-in entertainment system.

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    Chevrolet doesn't specify exactly when new Sonic and Spark cars will get 'Eyes Free' support, but the company says existing 2013 owners will be able to upgrade their MyLink radios with Siri capability beginning in March.

    Honda has promised that the Accord and the Acura RDX and ILX cars will get 'Eyes Free' later in 2013, with some current 2013 Accord owners getting to beta test the service ahead of a wider rollout.

    Article Link: Chevy Spark and Sonic Are First Cars to Get Siri 'Eyes Free'
     
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    awww... What about FORD?
     
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    Whats the MSRP of said vehicles? Although I am waiting for either Toyota or Ford models to include it.
     
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    Spark $12,185 - $16,895
    Sonic $14,185 -$23,205

    The sedans are slightly higher.
     
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    Yay a car company integrating a proprietary beta technology :rolleyes:
     
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    wait, I thought apple was a premium company?
     
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    I don't think we'll ever see it on Ford. Since SYNC is powered by Microsoft. Who knows though. Maybe Ford will eventually ditch Microsoft one day.
     
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    Don't count on Siri being in a Ford anytime soon. Ford is wedded to MSFT.
     
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    A shame we can't 'down-vote' these type of remarks.:(
     
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    I would rather walk 12 miles through a snow storm than drive either of those cars.
     
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    That's a pretty ugly interior-there's a lot of inexpensive-loooking plastic; but then this again this is an lower-tier price range auto. You get what you paid for.

    I wonder when BMW and Audi automobiles will finally street with 'Eyes Free'?
     
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    So is Toyota, their Entune system is made by Microsoft as well.

    Windows Embedded Automotive is used by a lot of car companies.
    Ford, Fiat, Kia, Nissan, Toyota, etc... they just rebrand them.
     
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    The haters have arrived.
     
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    I doubt it.

    And for those of you who don't follow this sort of thing, modern Chevys are surprisingly sophisticated.
     
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    I hope it works better there than it does on iOS.
     
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    No not really. Apple are about as mainstream as it gets these days. The premium days are long, long gone.
     
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    Has nothing to do with if Fords get SEF or not. Paying Apple the $'s has more to do with it.
     
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    You act like this is a problem.
     
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    Not at all. Far from it in fact :)
     
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    The Spark and Sonic are anything but "sophisticated".
    That disaster of a system in the 2013 Corvette proves GM has a long way to go.
     
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    It's still a Chevy :(
     
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    They perform well in their class. Particularly compared to similar offerings by Toyota.

    If you thought for a second only Merc and the like were going to get Siri, you're kidding yourself.
     
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    Ansent are cars from Germany and Japan-eesiatance to Apple dominance.
     
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    Anyone who knows about the state of the modern motor industry knows this means nothing. Ford and GM are soaring up the rankings with their offerings.
     
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    I'm just hoping it works better than that POS Google Now
     

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