Siri ‘Eyes Free’ was one of the many iOS 6 features that Apple showed off at it’s annual WWDC event in 2012, and it’s only just starting to emerge on select models from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota. The feature allows its user to activate Siri via a button on their steering wheel, in order to minimize the distraction of the iPhone, while still keeping its functionality.
Happily, if you’ve been waiting for a car to be released with this feature (I’m guessing this is a very narrow audience now), then you’ll be happy to hear that Honda has just announced that the 2013 Accord, and Acura RDX and ILX will all be available with Siri Eyes Free as a dealer-installed optional extra.
American Honda Assistant Vice President of Automobile Product Planning Vicki Poponi said this about the announcement:
“Offering Honda and Acura owners Siri and its Eyes Free mode via Bluetooth is an incredible opportunity to provide next-generation connectivity and meet our customer’s ever-changing needs.”
Honda’s pricing for this feature is yet to be released, so stay tuned for more information.