Siri to make automobile debut on Chevy Spark, Sonic

Siri's hands-free in a Chevy.

(Credit: General Motors)

Siri’s full functionality is coming to two Chevrolet cars next year, General Motors announced today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

Siri will be available to customers who buy the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic. The virtual personal assistant connects wirelessly with the Chevy MyLink infotainment system, and allows folks running the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 with iOS 6 to perform a host of Siri-related tasks.

According to Chevrolet, Siri will be available in Eyes Free mode, letting users make voice-activated calls, access their calendars, and listen to and compose text messages. However, Eyes Free mode won’t allow Siri to answer “complex questions that require displaying a Web page.” To further mitigate distraction, the iPhone screen won’t light up when Siri is interacting with the user.

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