Apple is working on tightly integrating iOS 7 apps such as Siri and Apple Maps into car consoles, according to a report by 9 to 5 Mac. Taking the concept of Siri Eyes Free for cars a step further, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system might be able to provide a voice-activated navigation system with Siri at its core. Online publication 9 to 5 Mac’s multiple sources say that Apple plans to be aggressive about its presence in car infotainment systems, with Siri-controlled Maps finding their way into cars “later this year.” The latest iOS 6 version of Siri Eyes Free for cars lets users send texts to anyone in their address books using Siri’s voice control, plays music from the user’s iTunes libraries, and accesses calendar functions. Even though Siri Eyes Free was introduced 11 months ago, the only cars to adopt it so far are GM’s Chevy Spark and Sonic. Siri is integrated into those cars via the Chevrolet MyLink system.
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