2013 Honda Accord Adds Siri Along With Acura ILX, RDX

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Elaborating on an earlier announcement, Honda just confirmed today that three of its 2013 models will come with Apple’s Siri voice recognition technology.

Honda will offer the telematics assistant in the 2013 Accord, Acura ILX compact sedan and RDX small crossover. It will come as a dealer installed option and will arrive later this year for owners with compatible iPhones.

Drivers distracted behind the wheel by their smartphones can especially benefit, Honda says, through Siri’s “Eyes Free” mode. It allows users to activate voice commands on the phone without lighting the screen. The automaker says it has reengineered its software completely to offer seamless integration with the Apple software and in-car system.

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Drivers with compatible cars will be able to access Siri functions like voice-dictated text messages, social media and email, all by pressing a button on the steering wheel.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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