Chevrolet teaming up with Siri for a better driving experience.
Dec. 7, 2012
-- Chevy Spark and Sonic owners are getting a new update that may help make them more useful and more appealing to new drivers. Quality car dealers like Cox Chevy (http://www.coxchevy.com/)
are reporting that new models of these vehicles will begin integrating Siri, an intelligent voice activated assistant. This announcement was made at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The Siri system is simple and uses already existing systems on the Sonic and Spark to help integration. The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system lets customers with a compatible iPhone hook directly into the system and use Siri.
Users can hook their phone to the MyLink system and then simply speak to activate it with physical contact completely unnecessary. The “Eyes Free” mode has been integrated to make sure drivers don't get distracted while driving to keep safety and road a top priority.
Siri offers users a wide range of control options that make driving easier and communication and entertainment options more readily available. Users of the system can make voice activated calls to anyone on their contact list, play songs in an iTunes library or switch music sources, operate iMessage or text messages simply by speaking, access a calendar to check and add appointments, keep the screen dim during the night to avoid distractions, get game scores, answers questions via online searching, and much more.
Siri has been added to these small model cars to help make them safer and easier to drive. Users will no longer have to juggle two or three electronic devices and a car at the same time. Instead, they can focus all their devices into one simple system that is easy to use and as distraction free as possible. This can help drivers avoid getting tickets for playing with their phones and easily help avoid dangerous driving situations.
The Spark and Sonic also come with six months of OnStar Directions and Connections services. These services can be accessed using Siri in the event of an accident, getting lost, or simply looking for a great place to visit. Other functions the Siri may help control include the RemoteLink Mobile App available from OnStar.