Looking to maximize the functionality of their cutting edge “infotainment” systems without causing undue distractions while behind the wheel, General Motors has announced a new voice-activated technology using Apple’s popular “Siri” voice command system. Set to be introduced in three Chevrolet models in 2014, the system would allow drivers to utilize much of the car’s in-car entertainment system without having to look away from the road, introducing the risk of an accident.
The “Siri”-led system would allow drivers to play music, change radio stations, find travel destinations, and use any other service found within GM’s MyLink entertainment system, as well as access information from their phones like contacts or appointments. It will connect to these new models through a Bluetooth system, and will be accessed through an activation button on the steering wheel, similar to those found in other voice command systems like OnStar.
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