More and more car makers are replacing their generally useless linguatronic voice recognition systems that don’t understand a blind word you say with Apple’s Siri system, which is not completely hopeless. Chevy for example is now offering full Siri Eyes Free Integration for its MyLink infotainment system, available on the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt.
Siri not only understands you better and has less difficulty with different accents; it enables you to control the contents of your iPhone without having to takes your eyes off the road, or your hands off the wheel. And as we know, iPhone is like ultimate infotainment system, providing music, phone calls, text messaging, even navigation.
All you need to know to get this system running in your Chevy is to connect your iPhone with the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.
After that you will be able to make voice-activated, hands-free calls; play songs from your 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; and even access Calendar and add appointments. What’s more, there are downloadable apps like RemoteLink Key Fob Services, which include the ability to lock or unlock a vehicle, flash the lights and honk the horn, or start the engine on properly equipped vehicles via OnStar.