Apple Siri Eyes-Free voice activated support now added to 5 million Ford vehicles
Ford just made it public that it will be offering support for Apple’s Siri Eyes-Free voice activated tech through the company’s Ford Sync software that is currently available in more than 5 million ford vehicles. The service will work via an iPhone with Sync entertainment and communications system being the mediator to send and receive audio from a car to an iPhone and vice versa.
What this also means is that Apple Siri Eyes-Free will not be as powerful as Car Play, which is more of full-fledged offering that comes with newer vehicles.
Basically, Ford will now add support for Siri so all a user needs to do is press down the push-to-talk button (that is available on most Ford vehicles) and you directly connect to Siri on your iPhone. Users who successfully connect the same will be able to use Siri from their smartphones without the need to reach out for the smartphone. This includes commands like reading text messages, replying to them, making phone calls, getting directions, changing music tracks etc.