Automakers Get Siri-ous With ‘Eyes Free’ Button

Source: Paul A. Eisenstein / MSNBC

It’s hard to find a new car, these days, that doesn’t offer a USB port. Make that a USB port specifically equipped with the specific cord designed to link an iPhone or some other Apple device to your vehicle infotainment system.

Based on plans announced by Apple at its annual software developer’s conference it appears Apple wants to grab a spot on the steering wheel, as well.

While your recent-model car likely already has a button to activate its voice command system its replacement might very well feature a second button to wake up Siri.  That’s Apple’s proprietary voice command system that can help you do anything from plug a destination into your navigation system to find the best synonym for “corporate arrogance.”

Apple is calling the button “Eyes Free,” according to the tech website Engadget.  And it appears the button would only operate an iPhone or another Apple device equipped with Siri – which is soon expected to include an update version of the Apple iPad.

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