MacNN | 2013 Chevy Sonic, Spark models get Siri support via MyLink
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
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.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Hands On: Flashlight 1.0 (OS X) - 5:26 PM EST
  • Wink Hub smart home devices suffer outage caused by software update - 12:19 PM EST
  • Hands On: Pagico 6.8 (OS X, iOS, Windows) - 11:05 AM EST
  • Researcher: OS X 'Rootpipe' attack fix not reliable, attacks possible - 11:00 AM EST
  • Hands On: Sorcery! 1.4.3 and Sorcery! 2 1.1.4 (iOS, Android) - 8:07 AM EST
  • WSJ: Apple aiming for Canadian Apple Pay launch in November - 7:16 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Oregon 'fixes' recent tax law changes to encourage Google Fiber - 4:31 PM EST
  • AMD posts terrible quarterly results, exiting micro server market - 8:20 AM EST
  • Netflix passes 60M paid subscriber milestone in quarterly results - 5:22 PM EST
  • Microsoft apps bundled with Cyanogen ROM under new partnership - 12:10 PM EST
  • Meerkat starts testing of streaming app on Android - 10:13 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.