Honda Motor Co. and General Motors have confirmed that they plan to integrate Siri, Apple Inc.'s voice technology used on the iPhone, into upcoming vehicles.
Spokespeople from the two automakers confirmed the plans last week after announcements made by Apple in San Francisco. Toyota and Audi spokespeople said their companies were working with Apple but did not confirm specific plans to use Siri.
Apple executives said four other automakers -- Chrysler Group, Mercedes-Benz, BMW AG and Jaguar Land Rover -- have agreed to use Siri in their entertainment systems, according to a report on Yahoo! Autos.
Vehicles compatible with Siri will allow drivers to make calls, dictate text messages, look up directions and use other Siri functions. Pressing a button on the steering wheel activates Siri, and the driver can speak commands to the iPhone hands-free. The iPhone is connected to the vehicle's infotainment system, typically with a USB cable or wirelessly.