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Chevrolet Spark and Sonic To Integrate Siri

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Geeks have already modified some infotainment systems to work with iPhone’s Siri feature, but for the first time a car company is going to offer this on a production model. It’s Chevrolet, who’s making Siri a standard feature on the 2013 Spark and Sonic RS models.

Thanks to the new  Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system fitted to those models, you can use your phone’s Siri to perform a number of tasks. Chevrolet calls this the Eyes Free mode.

It is basically the same as voice recognition found on a million other infotainment systems, but as we know Siri is a damn sight clever and it understands you better. Plus, it’s a feature you already have on your iPhone. The system is compatible with iPhone 4S and newer running iOS 6.

Using Siri in a Chevrolet is very easy. You simply pair your phone via Bluetooth and use the steering wheel voice activation button to give orders.

Here’s a list of what you can ask Siri to do for you in the car:

  • Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
  • Play songs in the iTunes library, and even 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
  • Minimise distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from lighting up, even when Siri answers simple questions such as game scores or the dates of national holidays
  • While in Eyes Free mode, Siri will not provide answers to complex questions that require displaying a web page.

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