Ford has announced that the car maker is currently rolling out a software update for the company's SYNC software. This update will hit more than 5 million vehicles, adding Siri Eyes Free capabilities for hands-free access to iPhone features. After installing the software update, those with a connected iPhone will be able to activate voice recognition through a button on the steering wheel - much like long pressing the home button on the smartphone.
Siri would then be able to place calls, look up phone numbers, set a remainder or alarm, detail a weather report, manipulate media playback, send and read out SMS messages, or even configure Apple Maps for turn-by-turn navigation. The software download will be available through Ford's online platform and those with models ranging from 2011 equipped with the second-generation of SYNC (MyFord Touch) are eligible.