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Apple shows Siri car integration!

Choosing sides on Microsoft vs. Google vs. Apple is like picking sides in politics. Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal: each side lies, cheats, and steals. They always have, and always will. People pick sides based on their personal beliefs and how they can turn a blind eye to the transgressions of those they believe in (and whose sins are justifiable in their opinion), yet can call out those on the other side for committing the very same things. There is no end to the argument, and nothing is ever accomplished (much like in Washington :) ).

Neither Microsoft, Google nor Apple became so big and wealthy by creating rainbows and raising unicorns. They have all lied, cheated, and stolen their respective ways to where they are in the marketplace. If you like the crap they produce, go for it, but don't get pissy about the other side for what they buy, because guess what, you don't know all of the facts and you are wrong! That is just the way life is :)

Now, as was said before...back to the originally scheduled programming.

Any ideas on how phone voice integration would be retrofitted in current cars that lack a specific 'siri' type button. Ideas? Do you think it might be a longer press of the voice command button, a voice command to activate voice commands (lol), or some other way? It would seem that they would need to make it as simple as possible without having to resort to touching the screen to keep the process streamlined. Thoughts?

I just see way more Apple bashing then vice versus. I don't get why people have to come to a thread like this and ruin it by making posts bashing Apple. If you don't like Apple, great. Don't come to a thread where people are discussing a new feature that was announced. If you feel the need to bash Apple, go find an Android or Windows forum and bash away with your fellow haters.

My guess as how Siri would be integrated into MFT would be using the voice command button, then saying Bluetooth (since iPhone would be connected that way) and then saying the command "Siri". Or just the voice command button and you would say "Siri".

Unfortunately, I don't think Ford will be on board later with Siri integration into vehicles. The main reason being Ford has invested a decent amount of money into developing Ford Sync and MFT with Microsoft. Siri competes with Ford Sync Services. If you had Siri, there would be no need to buy Ford Sync Services. I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see Ford being on board.
 



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I hope you call 911, and not an Ambulance.

In 1997 I hadn't had a taste of the KoolAid yet, I think I had a Motorola StarTac then.

Thats actually very interesting I had no idea about the Microsoft bailout of Apple.

We got a little off topic I just hope Ford develops the next upgrade to work with SIRI like the other manufacturers because it is something buyers think about when purchasing a new vehicle.

Especially since the other two North American car companies are developing SIRI integration.

Somehow I missed the post about the myth of Microsoft bailing out Apple.

Helicopter is wrong about the Microsoft bailout. That article is not accurate as well. It's a well known myth that people believe Microsoft bailed out Apple.

Too make a long story short, Microsoft was sued and they lost big time because Apple had so much leverage. The money Microsoft paid to Apple was part of the lawsuit settlement. It wasn't a bailout as others like to claim. No one knows the exact settlement Microsoft had to pay but it's estimated to be from $500 million to a billion. Here is a link to the story:


http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/stop-the-lies-the-day-that-microsoft-saved-apple/7036
 






My guess as how Siri would be integrated into MFT would be using the voice command button, then saying Bluetooth (since iPhone would be connected that way) and then saying the command "Siri". Or just the voice command button and you would say "Siri".

The whole thing could be much easier... Press the voice button for MFT(Nuance) voice commands... Hold the button for 3 seconds for Siri/Voice directly from the phone. This wouldn't be limited to Apple iPhone, this would work on any phone that has voice control.
 






The whole thing could be much easier... Press the voice button for MFT(Nuance) voice commands... Hold the button for 3 seconds for Siri/Voice directly from the phone. This wouldn't be limited to Apple iPhone, this would work on any phone that has voice control.

That's a great idea to implement into MFT. You should be working at Ford and writing the software for MFT :)
 






I would assume, as I previously stated, Nuance and Ford already have a plan, since Nuance is the one that also works with Siri.
 






I would assume, as I previously stated, Nuance and Ford already have a plan, since Nuance is the one that also works with Siri.

Hopefully Siri will be added in the next update. If it's not, I would imagine maybe it's being implemented in the next generation of MFT.
 






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