Published January 30, 2013
Siri is sure getting around.
Honda announced today that it will be offering Apple’s voice-activated assistant in three of it's models.
With it, drivers can pair an iPhone running the system and use it to dictate and read text messages and e-mails, make calendar entries, check the weather and sports scores, and get turn-by-turn directions with point of interest info. It’s activated by a long hold on the steering-wheel mounted voice command button and employs an Eyes Free mode that automatically operates with the screen turned off to cut down on driver distraction.
The automaker joins General Motors in confirming Siri availability in its vehicles this year. Chevrolet also plans to offer it in Sonic, Spark and Spark EV models equipped with the company’s MyLink infotainment system.
Pricing and exact on-sale dates for any of these applications have not yet been revealed.