Chevrolet has announced its new 2014 Spark EV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
But, intriguingly, within the announcement was news that the car will be compatible with Apple’s Siri technology.
So how will it work? Users that have an iPhone 4S or a newer model (running iOS 6) will be able to integrate Siri to the Chevrolet Spark EV through the car’s MyLink system.
Drivers will be able to designate tasks to Siri without taking their eyes from the road, making it potentially one of the safest in-car tech systems around.
Eyes Free mode will also help improve driver concentration, allowing drivers to interact with their iPhone with nothing more than their voice.
All Spark EV owners will need to do is connect their iPhone to MyLink via Bluetooth and activate it with a button on the steering wheel.
The range of functions people will be able to do with Siri on-the-go is truly astonishing. Business-minded drivers will be happy to know they can access their contacts list, dictating messages and taking calls through nothing more than the power of their voice.
Drivers will also be able to access songs in their iTunes library, add appointments to their calendar and more.
Certain features will also be disabled to ensure maximum driver concentration. Small things such as the screen not lighting up will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road, while Siri won’t provide answers to questions that require people to read a web page.
The technology will also be available in the Chevrolet Aveo, according to the manufacturer.
Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director for small cars comments “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.”
People that want to learn more about the technology can contact Perrys Chevrolet dealerships.