Chevrolet Spark, Sonic to add Apple Siri capability by early next year
Just a days before the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, GM has announced that early next year, the Chevrolet Spark (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS will integrate Siri.
“It says a lot about our commitment to small-car customers that Chevrolet has announced that Siri Eyes Free capability will be available in the Spark and Sonic well before the luxury brands,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars. “Safe, easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink’s existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience.”
By using the mention models’ standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, customers with the Apple iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks. Like what? Hit the jump to find out.
In the Spark and Sonic RS, owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to:
- Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
- Play songs in the iTunes library, and even switch music sources automatically from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode
- Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts
- Access Calendar and add appointments
- Minimize distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from lighting up, even when Siri answers simple questions such as game scores or the dates of national holidays
- While in Eyes Free mode, Siri will not provide answers to complex questions that require displaying a web page.
– By: Omar Rana