Apple announces car makers that may feature Siri

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  1. stuffedbackseat macrumors newbie

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    At WWDC, Apple announced that siri would be featured in cars sometime in the next year. They've formed partnerships with nine automakers:
    Audi
    BMW
    Chrysler
    General Motors
    Honda
    Hyundai
    Land Rover / Jaguar
    Mercedes-Benz
    Toyota
    This is a pretty intense line up for automakers partnering with Apple. These automakers are responsible for 58.4% of all car sales worldwide.

    Apple has said that siri will be able to perform many functions like handling duties like turn-by-turn navigation, voice command, text messages, phone calls and even online notifications.

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    anyone else excited for siri to enter the auto world?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    does this mean you wont need an iphone for turn by turn and siri in these cars?
     
  3. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK, all this means is that the manufacturers are adding a button which will tell your iPhone to listen to you, the same way the front button press wakes up Siri today.

    The subsequent communication between you and Siri will then take place via the car's built in bluetooth mic and speakers.

    So, not a huge deal to implement, but a nice payoff for the people driving the cars... now to get Siri to read and send emails...
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    This won't please GM, with their On-Star system, and whomever is on the other end of that line.
     
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    You must have missed the part where GM is one of the participating auto makers...
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So this will make using a cell phone while driving slightly less dangerous :rolleyes:
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    :eek: Whoops, yes I did.

    Then I expect that On-Star was becoming a losing proposition for them.
     

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