When iOS 6 was announced last June, Apple said it was working with car manufacturers on a new “Eyes Free” mode for Siri that would integrate with voice command buttons found in an increasing number of car models to allow users to interact with Siri without needing to look at their devices’ screens. At the time, Scott Forstall displayed a slide showing that Apple was working with BMW, GM, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda on the initiative.

Today, Honda announced that Eyes Free will be coming to the 2013 Accord, as well as the Acura RDX and ILX.

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From Honda’s press release:

American Honda today announced it will integrate support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking, into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device’s screen from lighting up.

In November, Chevrolet announced that Eyes Free would be coming to the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic in 2013, and Hyundai did the same earlier this month.

Wow that dash looks terrible lol
God, car insides are getting uglier and uglier, more and more buttons. Wish Steve Jobs’ plans for car re-invention are still somewhere at Apple.
Why can’t Siri just drive you to destinations yet? APPLE FAIL.

Edit: Actually with Apple Maps you’d probably end up in the sea anyway.

Wow that dash looks terrible lol

Yes.
Needs to replace all those buttons with iPad mini!

+1 for Siri in cars!

While I applaud the option, it sucks that the feature will be a dealer installed option for what probably will be a ripoff. It should be a standard feature (free upgrade to existing users via firmware update).

Oh well, it probably will be a standard feature on at least higher trimmed models next year.

God, car insides are getting uglier and uglier, more and more buttons. Wish Steve Jobs’ plans for car re-invention are still somewhere at Apple.

Having driven Tesla Model S, whose dashboard is a gigantic LCD touchscreen, I am not sure if that’s the right approach. When I am driving, I like to be able to feel the UI without looking at it (at least no more than a quick glance). And not to mention all the fingerprint smudges.

What I notice about every thread is that people are Haters and mad angry about virtually everything.

Where’s the love?