iPhone users are continually impressed with Apple’s assistant, Siri. Within a year, according to Autoweek, she will make her way into our cars.
Apple announced on Monday that Siri would be integrated into vehicles from eight manufacturers in the next year. Drivers will be able to launch the assistant using a button on their car’s steering wheel.
Siri will also be reconfigured to provide navigation information, including real-time traffic rerouting.
BMW, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda will be adding integration with Siri.
While Siri’s vehicle integration will no doubt appeal to her many fans, it does beg the question — might Siri not be more distracting to drivers than useful? Will people actually use her as a GPS, or for personal entertainment value, as so many users do?