Sunday, July 29, 2012

Siri interface for cars

Device interfaces have moved on probably more than any other aspect of computing.

Apple announced at its annual developer's conference, WWDC 2012, that several automakers have signed on to implement Siri's "Eyes Free" feature in their vehicles. BMW, General Motors, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, and Audi will enable drivers to integrate Siri with their vehicle's electronics system, and access the mobile assistant using a steering wheel button.

I am sure it will take a few iterations to get it right but when you mix Siri and MS Kinect you have the potential for some  great new ways of controlling electronic devices - including cars. All good news for making devices age-friendly. Dick Stroud

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