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Select Honda and Acura Vehicles Now Offering Siri Eyes Free Integration


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TORRANCE, CA--Nov. 26, 2013: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced that select Honda and Acura models including the 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX now offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode as a dealer installed accessory. Customers can visit a Honda or Acura dealership to purchase and install Siri Eyes Free integration so compatible iPhone customers can direct Siri to perform tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. By reengineering the software in select vehicles (through the HondaLink™ or AcuraLink™ connected car systems) Siri seamlessly works with HandsFreeLink via the onboard microphone and speakers.

"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."

Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps minimize distractions by keeping an iOS device's screen from lighting up.

Additional functionality includes:

Sending text messages and e-mails Reading incoming text messages and emails Setting up calendar entries, reminders, and alarms Checking the weather Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when the audio system is set to Bluetooth® Audio or iPod mode) Sports scores and stock quotes

Additional Siri Eyes Free functionality available on Honda vehicles will be revealed on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 featuring Honda connected car experts. To join the discussion on December 3 at 10 a.m. Pacific, please visit: Honda .