Thursday, 20 June 2013

!NEW! First in class: Opel ADAM offers interactive voice control

  • Now available: Revolutionary “Siri Eyes Free” iPhone integration
  • The only small car: That answers the question “Are we nearly there yet?”
  • Minimize distraction: Internet access via voice activation for more safety
  • Siri for everybody: Free IntelliLink update in ADAM models manufactured before June 

The Opel ADAM with the IntelliLink infotainment system is now also available with full integration for Siri Eyes Free, the unique intelligent assistant from Apple that helps you get things done whilst driving just by asking. Using a steering wheel-mounted button, customers with a compatible iPhone1 running iOS 6 can direct Siri Eyes Free to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. This is more than traditional voice activation – you can speak to Siri Eyes Free in ADAM just as you would a person with a conversational tone.

To minimize distraction, Apple and Opel take hands-free functionality even further than before with the Siri Eyes Free mode which enables you to interact with your Apple device using nothing more than your voice. Users will notice that their device screen does not display the Siri text conversation whilst using the feature in ADAM. This is one of the important safety measures Apple took together with Opel during the integration development to ensure upmost focus on safety.

      Opel ADAM GLAM Purple interior with IntelliLink

This unique feature is available free of charge in all IntelliLink-equipped ADAMs which are ordered now on. Customers who already own an ADAM with IntellilLink can also benefit from Siri Eyes Free. As Opel is offering a software update free of charge which enables the Siri Eyes Free functionality to be added to IntelliLink. The innovative IntelliLink system can be continually updated throughout the customers’ ownership to ensure in-car infotainment is just as up to date as their mobile communication. Opel ADAM customers should visit their Opel dealer to get the update.

To start sessions with Siri in Eyes Free mode, ADAM owners simply connect their Apple iOS device with the IntelliLink infotainment system via Bluetooth, pair with the system, and use the steering wheel voice activation button. Siri Eyes Free can be activated while other apps such as BringGo continue running in the background. Music or nav directions are automatically muted during this time.

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 chosen songs in their iTunes libraries without having to spend time scrolling through menus – and therefore being distracted while driving
  • Listen to, or compose and send an iMessage, text message or mail to a phone number or anyone in saved Contacts
  • Access Calendar and add appointments, read incoming notifications as well as configuration for alarm and notification settings
  • And, of course, Siri also answers simple questions such as game scores, weather or the dates of national holidays

Opel ADAM GLAM FlexDock iPhone docking station on centre loudspeaker 
On top of that, customers with the FlexDock system can also benefit from full Siri Eyes Free integration with their smartphone device front and centre on the dashboard. Simply dock any Apple smartphone, including iPhone 5, in the cradle and Siri Eyes Free can support with voice activation on other Apple Apps including Apple Maps. With Apple Maps in use, you can even ask Siri Eyes Free ‘Are we nearly there yet?’.

Opel ADAM GLAM FlexDock SmartPhone docking station on centre loudspeaker
A further advantage of using the Opel FlexDock: the iPhone is automatically charged without the need for an additional cable so a discharged battery can be avoided.

Many capabilities for ADAM’s IntelliLink infotainment system
Opel’s new IntelliLink infotainment system, which made its debut in ADAM, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Android devices. The full scope of options IntelliLink offers in Opel ADAM also includes TuneIn, a global radio access app, BringGo, a navigation app, and Stitcher, a global podcast internet radio app. IntelliLink brings the connectivity and functionality of smartphones safely inside the car via a seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display with Bluetooth or USB connections. IntelliLink, the ultra-modern infotainment system, can therefore be as personal to use as the content kept on an iPhone or Android device. At the same time, OpeI IntelliLink is an affordable system: it costs 300 euros 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 to enable hands-free calling and USB connections. In common with with IntelliLink, the AM/FM double radio tuner can be combined with DAB digital radio. And the whole infotainment system can be further enhanced with an impressive Infinity Sound System including eight loudspeakers.

1 Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (4th 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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