Apple's Siri 'Eyes Free' Solution Coming to BMW, Audi, Other Cars
Can you imagine an "Eyes Free" solution in your Audi? Apple has agreed to put Siri in the dashboard of Audi models and other high end brands. TomTom has also entered into the deal to help with navigational issues while driving. This NJ Audi dealer is excited to see Siri in Audi models!
Landrover, BMW, Audi and others have committed to integrating an on-wheel or in-dash button for connecting to Apple’s Siri-based “Eyes Free” solution within one year. Change the industry? Sure. Solve distracted driving? Who knows.
Apple’s updates to Siri include an in-car solution called “Eyes Free,” the iPhone maker announced June 11, during the opening day of its Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple already has several high-end carmakers lined up to offer this Siri in the dashboard.
Land Rover/Jaguar, BMW, GM, Mercedes, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda are all on board with a commitment to integrate the solution—which will include a button on the steering wheel or in the dashboard to instantly connect with Siri—within just 12 months.
Notably absent from the list, reported Jalopnik, “are automakers like Ford and Kia/Hyundai, both of whom have a deal with Microsoft (Ford with SNYC and Kia with UVO). Is there now going to be a Mac and a PC guy for cars?"
The smartphone and automotive industries have long been dancing around each, trying to figure out quite how they might team up in a major way.
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