2014 Chevy Volt Gets Siri Eyes Free Integration

OCT 15 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 7

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt has been added to the expanding list of Chevy models to get Siri Eyes Free Integration.

Siri Eyes Free

Siri Eyes Free

The purpose of Siri Eyes Free is to allow drivers to use compatible iPhones/devices to make voice-activated commands.  This eliminates the need for drivers to take his or her eyes off the road.

Some of the commands include:

  • Make voice-activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
  • Play songs in their iTunes libraries, and switch music sources automatically from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode
  • Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts
  • Access Calendar and add appointments

Siri is available on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, and iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation).

The 2014 Chevy Volt joins the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, Sonic and Spark on Chevy’s list of Sire Eyes Free Integrated vehicles.

For more on how Sire Eyes Free works, check out this PDF FAQ on Sire Eyes Free for Spark and Sonic.

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7 Comments on "2014 Chevy Volt Gets Siri Eyes Free Integration"

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John Hansen

Hurray! Too bad I can’t get it in my 2013. I have a JVC aftermarket radio in my other car that does the same thing and it’s really useful. Siri works very well, especially compared to the built in voice recognition. Some of my favorite commands are “Show me how to get to …”, “Play song/artist/genre”, “Tell my wife …”, etc. I wonder if Apple has figured out how to interface with the heater and A/C controls yet. I would love to be able to also use “Turn the heat up two degrees”.

Its disappointing that GM cant backport this stuff to previous model years. The automakers really need to understand this as a platform – the iPhone 4 is 3+ years old and is still getting iOS updates. If they don’t take the same approach with their in car entertainment, they will have a lot of disappointed customers.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Alas it’s not worth complaining as I’ve been doing for a couple years, I think I’ll just hold out for a Tesla a bit longer. Not too happy about that $70k-90k pricing on the Model X though, I thought it was supposed to be the mid-priced mid-volume vehicle, and $70-90k is most definitely not mid-priced.. (I’d say mid-priced is more like $40-70k)

Rick Danger

Yes, that’s one area where Elon is a little off; claiming the Model S & X as mid-priced and claiming the Model E at $35,000+ as low priced.

I guess that can happen when you’re used to writing checks in the millions.

Mark H

Agreed Anthony. I REALLY would like the “HOLD” mode. I tried to discuss this with the Volt team in 2011 but it fell on deaf ears. I bought the product anyway and then it shows up in 2013. I do understand the legal ramifications of why it does not make sense, but man I wish someone would leak the access to backport such items.

Jaymac

Man, that thing is ugly. Those gull wing doors? Conventional doors up front? What were they thinking. I’m gonna wait for the model E and hope for a more palatable design and price point.

EV

my dad has a 2014 volt he likes the phone integration especially the preset text messages

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