“Hands-free is so last year. For 2013, Apple’s Eyes Free voice commands have started to trickle into new cars. On Tuesday, Honda announced it would be the latest automaker to bring Siri into your daily commute,” David Undercoffler reports for The Los Angeles Times.
“The 2013 and 2014 Honda Accord and the 2013 Acura ILX and RDX will all be available with this voice-activated system as a dealer-installed accessory, Honda said,” Undercoffler reports. “These Hondas and Acuras join the 2014 Mercedes CLA and eight Chevrolet models as some of the first in the U.S. to offer the Siri Eyes Free system. Other automakers like Ferrari, BMW and Toyota are expected to integrate the system into their vehicles in the near future.”
Undercoffler reports, “Honda said it would debut additional Eyes Free features for its vehicles on Dec. 3.”
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MacDailyNews Take: And Ford, which idiotically shackled itself to Microsoft, continues to fall further and further behind. Smart decision, Mulally. You’d be perfect to pilot the S.S. Microsoft the rest of the way to the bottom.
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