Honda has announced that the new “eyes free” mode for Apple’s Siri voice assistant will be built into upcoming Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda’s not the first to make such a commitment, but it might be the one putting it into the most cars.
The news came via a press release on Honda’s site, in which the company says that the 2013 Accord will come with eyes-free activation button as a dealer-installed option. The 2013 Acura RDX and ILX will also get it.
Eyes-free mode isn’t a serious change from ordinary Siri operation, except that instead of fumbling around for the home button on your iPhone to launch Siri, you simply hit a button on your steering wheel.
Other manufacturers have also said they’ll integrate eyes-free mode, including Hyundai and GM, although neither has publicly committed to bringing it to a model as popular as the Accord.