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Gone are google maps, time for Apple Siri now

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 09:09

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Locating destination has been made easier by Apple now. Apple Inc's iPhone can be used by car drivers to navigate smoothly, a function that Google Inc's Android gadgets did for years.

Apple’s new in-house maps service along with free turn-by-turn navigation feature and real-time traffic updates converts the iPhone into a valuable navigation device.

Drivers can even talk to Siri with the tap of a button on steering wheels, which could be a big leap in the car electronics and navigation market, market analysts feel.

Apple's move to lend its technology might to connect the car to its iPhone in an easy to use manner could give a big boost to the adoption of Siri and further entice consumers deeper into its app ecosystem.

Reportedly, nine automakers - including Audi, BMW AG, General Motors Co, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Mercedes and Toyota Motor Corp have signed up to build-in Apple's Siri button on the steering wheel or dashboard in the next 12 months.

The button will allow drivers to access their iPhones to call people, play music, hear and dictate text messages, ask for directions, find calendar information and more.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 09:09
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