GM has confirmed that the Chevy Sonic subcompact and the small Spark city car will be the first in its lineup to receive full Siri integration.
Siri is Apple’s voice command system, which can perform different tasks by simply asking it to. Now, using Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, customers with iOS 6 equipped phones can use Siri to control different aspects of the vehicle.
The list of tasks that Siri can perform using voice commands includes making phone calls to contacts, controlling the car’s stereo, sending text messages that are dictated to the phone, and answering questions such as the score of sports games or the dates of national holidays. Siri will not answer complex questions that require webpages to display, because that would distract the driver.
Chevy calls the setup “eyes-free mode,” and it will be available on Sonic RS and LTZ models, as well as 1LT and 2LT Spark models by early 2013.