Hyundai’s Upcoming Vehicles Will Integrate Siri Eyes Free Technology [CES 2013]

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Hyundai is set to showcase a number of new vehicles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, and the company has announced that they’ll all include Siri Eyes Free technology. The feature allows iPhone owners to perform a whole host of tasks using the intelligent assistant — such as taking calls or creating Reminders — without taking their hands off the wheel.

Hyundai confirmed the move in a press release today. Eyes Free will be available via the infotainment system the company builds into its vehicles, and as you’d expect, it will require an iPhone with Siri that’s running iOS 6 or later. To further minimize distractions, Hyundai explains that drivers will be able to use the feature without having their iPhone’s display light up.

Hyundai isn’t the first car manufacturer to introduce Siri Eyes Free technology. When Apple announced the feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference last June, the Cupertino company also announced partnerships with BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Audi, Jaguar, Chrysler and more, which will all be adding Eyes Free to future vehicles.

Back in November, GM announced a new Chevrolet lineup that includes Eyes Free via its MyLink infotainment system.

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  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    So the difference between this and what my car has is that the display doesn’t turn on here. That’s cool, I guess…

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