Monday, 4 March 2013

!NEW! Opel ADAM to Offer iPhone Users Siri Eyes Free Integration

  • Opel ADAM extends its leadership as best connected small car
  • Siri Eyes Free Integration already available in ADAM
  • Premiere and live demonstrations at Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17, 2013)
  • TuneIn global radio, BringGo navigation and Stitcher radio apps also in ADAM

The Opel ADAM with the IntelliLink infotainment system will be available with support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking.

Using a steering wheel mounted button, customers with a compatible iPhone[1] running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode which enables you to interact with your iPhone using nothing more than your voice while keeping your device's screen from lighting up. This super cool feature is demonstrated in all ADAM present on the Opel stand at Geneva Motor Show (Palexpo Genève, Hall 2, March 7-17, 2013) and will be available for ADAM drivers as of April 2013 already.

Owners simply connect their iPhone with the IntelliLink infotainment system via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button to begin and end sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode.
In the Opel ADAM equipped with the IntelliLink infotainment system, owners can use Siri Eyes Free to:
  • Make voice activated, hands-free calls to Contacts on their iPhone
  • Play songs in their iTunes libraries
  • Listen to, and compose and send an iMessage or text message to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts
  • Access Calendar and add appointments
  • Minimize distraction even more by keeping the screen of the iPhone from lighting up even while Siri answers simple questions such as game scores or the dates of national holidays

Siri Eyes Free is just another capability of ADAM’s IntelliLink infotainment system
Opel’s new IntelliLink infotainment system that has made its debut in ADAM is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Android devices. At the Geneva Motor Show visitors can also experience the full scope of options IntelliLink offers in the new ADAM – TuneIn, a global radio access app, BringGo, a full function navigation app, and Stitcher, a global podcast internet radio app.

The availability of apps demonstrates the power and flexibility of Opel’s IntelliLink system, which brings the connectivity and functionality of smartphones safely into the car via a seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display with Bluetooth or USB connections. These options add another dimension to ADAM infotainment choices, and demonstrate the ability to continually expand and update IntelliLink capabilities with new apps.

IntelliLink can therefore be as personal to use as the content kept on an iPhone or Android device, and is a key contributor to the ADAM’s overwhelming appeal as Opel’s champion of personalization.

TuneIn is a streaming audio powerhouse, offering customized connectivity and entertainment with a global network of 70,000 radio stations. The TuneIn App gives ADAM owners access to global, personalized infotainment controlled through the car radio. This means an ADAM driver in Germany can listen to his favorite jazz station in New Orleans and another one in Spain can dial in to a talk radio station in Africa.
To access TuneIn through the IntelliLink radio, ADAM’s driver needs to download the free TuneIn Radio App from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or Google Play and connect their iPhone or Android device with IntelliLink for safe, seamless connectivity to live local, international and Internet radio stations streaming more than two million on-demand programs from every continent. Users can search for programming by location, genre, sports team name, station type or call sign.

BringGo navigation is another useful app which is downloaded from App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or as a map version for Eastern and Western Europe, also available on Google Play. The data remains installed on the users device, which means ADAM owners can avoid paying any roaming fees while driving abroad because a separate broadband connection is not required.

ADAM drivers can continue their journey on foot or by bike while still using their navigation system. An additional advantage of BringGo is its connection to internet search engines. For example, if ADAM drivers want to find a restaurant or hotel, they can just run a name search and the results will be displayed automatically on the BringGo navigation map. BringGo is available in 23 languages.

Also supported by IntelliLink is the Stitcher App from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, also available on Google Play, a free global podcast internet radio app which enables users to listen to programs live or after they have been broadcast. Once Stitcher is downloaded to their device, ADAM owners can access more than 10,000 podcasts on demand, or radio shows and live stations around the world via the IntelliLink touch-screen.

OpeI IntelliLink is sophisticated, yet affordable equipment (only 300 euro in Germany). Standard infotainment for ADAM JAM, ADAM GLAM and ADAM SLAM (in Germany) is a CD 3.0 BT system with radio and CD players, featuring Bluetooth and USB connections as well as a hands-free function. As with IntelliLink, the AM/FM double radio tuner can be combined with DAB digital radio for a broad choice of listening options. And the whole infotainment system can be further enhanced with an impressive Infinity Sound System with eight loudspeakers (5x 45 Watt and 1x 90 Watt).

[1] Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

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