Holden has today confirmed that the Barina CDX is the first car in Australia to offer full Siri Eyes Free Integration.
Operating via the Barina CDX Holden MyLink infotainment system, customers with a compatible iPhone* running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
Eyes Free integration keeps the device’s screen from lighting up, ensuring drivers are not tempted to look at their phone screen. Owners simply connect their iPhone to the MyLink radio via Bluetooth, pair the phone with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.
Holden Barina CDX owners can use Siri in Eyes Free mode to make voice-activated, hands-free calls to contacts on their iPhone, listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts and access the calendar to add appointments, among other things.
Initially launched with the Stitcher embedded app, additional functionality is now available on the Barina CDX MyLink system. This includes embedded apps for full compatibility for Pandora internet radio, BringGo navigation and TuneIn radio.
Pandora®, Stitcher™, BringGo™ and TuneIn© apps are now available for download from the iTunes store and Google Play stores. BringGo is available for a 30 day trial at 99 cents and the full version with map updates costs $59.99.
*Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires Internet access. Data costs will be incurred for streaming via mobile device. Drivers should ensure they have an appropriate data plan with their mobile provider.
About Holden MyLink
Holden MyLink is a premium infotainment system which will become available across a range of Holden cars in coming months. MyLink is now available on Holden Barina CDX and has been confirmed for the VF Commodore, Model Year 2014 Holden Cruze and forthcoming Holden Malibu.
NB. Functionality of the system varies between cars and not all applications will be supported on all cars.
For more info on the Barina CDX visit Holden’s website http://www.holden.com.au