Apple Voice Recognition Adopted by Nine Automakers

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Apple, the technology guru, is teaming up with major automotive manufacturers to bring its Siri voice-recognition personal assistant system to a long list of cars.

The following companies are jumping on the frenzied Apple bandwagon: BMW, GM, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda. A specific button to activate Siri will be placed in these cars, and will enable the driver to activate and control the software with very little distraction from actually driving.

The system will work via bluetooth, and will not burden the cars computing system, only your phones. We have already seen a great deal of Apple integration in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and now everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

Ford was one of the first companies to team up with a tech giant with its SYNC system designed by Microsoft. Now however, it seems Apple has turned the tide and attracted the rest of the group.

[Source: Cnet]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Peter Peter on Jun 20, 2012

    I will buy anything with an Apple on it. This willdefinitelyinfluence my next car purchase. I love SIRI.