Siri to be Integrated Into Automobiles Soon
Apple is working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri into select voice control systems. Through the voice command button on your steering wheel, you’ll be able to ask Siri questions without taking your eyes off the road. To minimize distractions even more, your iOS device’s screen won’t light up. With the Eyes Free feature, ask Siri to call people, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, use Maps and get directions, read your notifications, find calendar information, add reminders, and more. It’s just another way Siri helps you get things done, even when you’re behind the wheel.
Companies expected to take Siri along for the ride in future models include BMW, Honda, Audi, Chrysler, General Motors, Jaguar, Land Rover and Toyota.
How will the system work? Instead of “Audio…FM Radio…Channel 101.1,” the system should be able to recognize a simple command like, “tune the radio to FM101.” A future motorist may be able to ask Siri car-related questions that rely on information held in a vehicle’s onboard diagnostics system like, “how’s my fuel economy been the last week", or, “when’s my next oil change due?”