The 2014 Honda Accord can now take hands-free connectivity to the next level by offering “Eyes Free” integration of Apple’s Siri virtual valet feature.
Available as a dealer-installed accessory, the system works with the Accord’s available HondaLink technology to allow iPhone users to seamlessly access Siri when they’re on the road.
It can be used for tasks like:
- Sending and reading text messages and e-mails
- Setting up calendar entries, reminders and alarms
- Getting weather updates
- Checking sports scores and stock quotes
- Enjoying turn-by-turn voice-powered navigation functionality
But the real advantage here is that while the 2014 Honda Accord unlocks all those capabilities, the Siri Eyes Free mode minimizes potential distractions by keeping its device screen dark while in use. Also, while HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free are optional features, the 2014 Honda Accord does offer a robust list of standard technologies straight from the factory.
For example, with a price of admission that starts at $21,995, the Accord sedan comes with an intelligent “Multi Information Display” with eight-inch customizable screen, a rearview camera setup with guidelines, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, automatic climate control with air filtration, SMS text messaging functionality, steering-wheel-mounted audio/cruise controls and a 160-watt sound system with Pandora compatibility.
“Honda recognizes the power of Siri Eyes Free to meet connectivity and convenience needs of its customers in a responsible manner,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics, American Honda. “With technology becoming further integrated into people’s lives, we are happy to provide next-generation connectivity and meet our customer’s ever-changing needs.”
(Note: American Honda also has begun offering Siri Eyes Free technology for the 2014 Acura ILX and RLX.)
Written by Charles Krome.
Photo courtesy of Honda.