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2013 Chevy Sonic, Spark models get Siri support via MyLink
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 1:48pm

As promised, Chevrolet's 2013 Sonic and Spark cars have been updated to support Siri Eyes Free. The bridge is handled through MyLink, a touchscreen interface built into the vehicles. To use the function a person has to connect a cellular-equipped iOS device via Bluetooth; commands are issued by pressing a voice activation button on the steering wheel.



The link lets people make calls and texts to iOS contacts, have texts read out to them, and listen to their music library. It can also handle more conventional Siri tasks, such as accessing calendar appointments. Siri Eyes Free support has been announced by a number of different carmakers. Aside from Chevrolet, supporting companies include Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota. Relatively few models have the technology equipped however, since Bluetooth and systems like MyLink are often expensive features.

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