One of the standard components of the new mobile platform, Apple iOS 6.0 is a function of Eyes Free, which allows integration of corporate voice-assistant in the infotainment system of cars. At the time of the announcement of iOS 6.0 support for the component Apple Eyes Free just announced nine major automakers.
Automakers are actively introducing innovative features in car entertainment systems, taking into account the specifics of, access to these functions is carried out in such a way that they do not distract the driver from the road. One of the most powerful and most popular systems in this class is the system of Ford Sync, which is being developed in close collaboration with Microsoft. Ford Sync provides access to the climate control and entertainment functions with voice commands in the form of natural speech. In this regard, it is not surprising that Apple has also decided to act in this segment, making the product competition from Microsoft, said TGDaily.com.
To work with Eyes Free iPhone user connects to a special docking station in a car, the display turns off the smartphone, and the system goes into full voice control, available only to a small set of buttons that are located at the steering wheel. In fact, the possibility of repeated features Ford Sync with the only exception that the Sync is an open platform, meaning it is compatible with all smartphones, while Eyes Free works exclusively with the iPhone. However, this nuance is not troubled automakers – to support the new features announced nine leading brands: BMW, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda. The list, which obviously is not Ford and other automakers that have several years developing their own interactive system. Integration Eyes Free the models will be implemented next year.
With this function the user can make phone calls and respond to them, listen to music, listen to and dictate text messages, use the cards and lay the navigation routes to work with the notices and events from your calendar and set reminders.