As if the ADAM’s multi-million configurations weren’t headline-grabbing enough, Vauxhall has today revealed that it will be the first car in its class that drivers can hold a conversation with, enabling them to give voice commands and receive a verbal response from the car itself.
When fitted with the innovative IntelliLink infotainment system, ADAM is now available with full integration of Siri Eyes Free, the unique intelligent assistant from Apple that helps you get things done whilst driving, just by asking.
Using a steering wheel-mounted button, ADAM drivers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri Eyes Free to perform a number of tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. This is more than traditional voice activation: you can speak to Siri Eyes Free in ADAM in a conversational tone, just as you would with a friend.
To minimise distraction, Apple and Vauxhall have taken hands-free functionality even further by using Siri Eyes Free mode to interact with an Apple device using nothing more than the driver’s voice. The device screen does not display the Siri conversation as text while using the feature in ADAM; this is one of the most important safety measures Apple and Vauxhall addressed during the integration development process.
Siri is available free of charge in all IntelliLink-equipped ADAMs that can be ordered as of today. Customers who already own an ADAM with IntellilLink can also benefit from Siri Eyes Free, via a free update that will be available from next month. The innovative IntelliLink system can be continually updated throughout customers’ ownership, to ensure in-car infotainment system remains up to date. ADAM owners can acquire updates from their nearest Vauxhall dealer.
To start sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode, ADAM owners simply connect their Apple iOS device with the IntelliLink infotainment system via Bluetooth, pair with the system and then use the steering wheel voice activation button. Siri Eyes Free can be activated while other apps, such as BringGo, continue running in the background. Music or sat-nav directions are automatically muted during this time.
In a Vauxhall ADAM equipped with the IntelliLink infotainment system, owners can use Siri Eyes Free to:
Vauxhall’s new IntelliLink infotainment system, which made its debut in ADAM, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Android devices. The full scope of options IntelliLink offers in ADAM also includes TuneIn, a global radio access app, BringGo, a navigation app, and Stitcher, a global podcast Internet radio app. IntelliLink brings the connectivity and functionality of smartphones safely inside the car via a seven-inch, high resolution, full colour touch-screen display via Bluetooth or USB. IntelliLink, the ultra-modern infotainment system, can therefore be as personal to use as the content kept on an iPhone or Android device. At the same time, Vauxhall IntelliLink is an affordable system, costing just £275.
Standard infotainment for ADAM JAM, ADAM GLAM and ADAM SLAM is a CD 3.0 BT system with radio and CD players, featuring DAB with Bluetooth and USB to enable hands-free calling. And the whole infotainment system can be further enhanced with an impressive Infinity Sound System comprising eight loudspeakers.
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