Keeping Your Eyes on the Road and Hands on the Wheel
Good news for iPhone users: Chevrolet is adding iPhone’s Siri feature to six new 2014 models including the SS, Volt, Camaro, Cruze, Equinox and Malibu – so you can go completely hands-free to prevent distracted driving.
Drivers can use Siri Eyes Free Integration, part of Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, to perform many useful tasks such as accessing and adding calendar appointments, listening and sending text messages to contacts, making hands-free phone calls and playing songs from your iTunes library. This feature is already available in 2013 Sonic and Spark models.
Drivers can activate Siri, paired with Chevy’s vehicles via Bluetooth, by simply pushing a button on their steering wheel. Another great safety benefit: Siri Eyes Free Integration will prevent the iPhone screen from lighting up while the car is in motion to further prevent distracted driving. The feature will be available for iPhone customers with running iOS6 or iOS7 software.
These six 2014 Chevrolet models will also come equipped with a six-month subscription for premium directions and connections service via OnStar, which also offers roadside assistance, automatic crash response and vehicle assistance.
Chevrolet is now one of the first automotive brands to offer Siri Eyes Free since Apple announced the feature a little over a year ago.
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