Hyundai is set to showcase some of its next-generation car infotainment concepts at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And one of the highlights of its showcase is its support for Apple’s Siri “Eyes Free” mode.
While on Eyes Free mode, drivers of select Hyundai vehicles can instruct Siri on their iPhones to perform certain tasks. Of course, this is made possible while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
What’s more, the voice-controlled Eyes Free mode enables drivers to interact with Siri with minimal distraction, since their iPhones are also kept unilluminated.
Siri Eyes Free mode was introduced by Apple at last year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). At the event, Apple announced that it had partnered with a number of car manufacturers to integrate Siri into their vehicles.
Apple’s initial partners were BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler, Honda, and General Motors. In particular, General Motors announced in November last year that it would be integrating Siri into its Chevrolet Spark and Sonic LTZ and RS car models.
Now, Hyundai is following suit, although it hasn’t specified which of its models will get Eyes Free mode soon.
Hyundai is also set to showcase the Nuance-developed Dragon Drive, which enables drivers to speak naturally and conversationally with in-car systems.