We all know it's dangerous to talk on your cell phone while driving. But if you ask Siri what she thinks, she'll tell you she can't answer (at least, that's what she told me).
That's probably because, very soon, you'll be able to talk to Siri while you're driving. "Eyes Free
" is a new feature from Apple that will let you access Siri with a touch of a button on your car's steering wheel instead of reaching for your phone and risking an accident.
It seems Apple is looking to get into the navigation business. Imagine being able to talk to a semi-intelligent voice that points out great places to eat, the movies playing at the nearest theater, or where the nearest drug store is located, all as you drive down any given street. Not to mention being able to call anyone you like from your contacts.
It's certainly not the first vehicle integration technology.
But it will turn every car into Kit from Knight Rider. Hasselhoff wannabe factor aside, I'm pretty excited about this. Sometimes, the only time we have to ourselves is when we're driving. Siri can make it a bit more productive without forcing you to take your eyes off the road. It's a sensible move on Apple's part, and no doubt it will pay off.
When you're driving in your car, are you tempted to use your phone to look up certain types of information (or do you just go ahead and do it anyway)? If you had Eyes Free in your car, what would you ask it to do most?
I know I'd ask Siri to find me nearby locations such as banks and coffee shops. How about you?