SIRI by Apple coming to BMW vehicles – “Eyes Free”
At the 2012 WWDC event, Apple revealed that SIRI characteristics will come to BMW vehicles. The updated SIRI will debut in the new iOS which will hit the marketplace this Fall but the integration with a number of automakers will span more than the following 12 months.
Dubbed “Eyes Free”, the integration in between SIRI and BMW will include a handsfree hardware button on the steering wheel that will activate the SIRi assistant.
Apple also announced nine automakers are previously on board to assist launch Eyes Cost-free above the up coming twelve months, which includes: BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler. Ford, one of the largest automakers was not on the checklist because it at present uses the Microsfot Sync engineering.
To showcase the integration, Apple presented an picture of a new BMW 5 Series and the existing voice-activation button.
SIRI’s new integration with Yelp, OpenTable and other APIs will most likely be available inside the vehicle operations as nicely. Other functions could include texting, emailing, tweeting and updating your Faceobok status.
What about drivers utilizing Androids, Blackberrys, or Microsoft phones? No word nevertheless from automakers, but the possibilities of a dual purpose Eyes Free integration are slim to none.
Read our report on BMW and SIRI from earlier this year.