Co-Creator Of Siri Says There’s No Evidence That Eyes Free Mode Is As Unsafe As Texting Manually

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There was a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) last week which concluded that voice-to-text apps, like Siri, offer no benefit over standard texting. In fact, they say, reaction time nearly doubled when using these types of apps.

Adam Cheyer, one of the scientists that helped create Siri, however, begs to differ.

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.

GM Announces New Chevy Lineup Will Be First To Feature ‘Eyes Free’ Siri Integration

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GM finally makes it safe to use Siri at the wheel.
GM finally makes it safe to use Siri at the wheel.

General Motors has announced that its upcoming Chevrolets will be the world’s first cars to offer “Eyes Free” Siri integration, allowing drivers to use the voice control capabilities of their iPhone without taking their hands off the wheel. The feature will be integrated into GM’s MyLink infotainment system.