Even if you don't plan on buying a new car any time soon to take advantage of Apple's upcoming Eyes Free feature, you may still be able to get Siri in your car. Aftermarket electronics supplier Dice Electronics says that its MediaBridge component already has the ability to integrate Siri with some vehicles' electronics systems.
MediaBridge is a plug-and-play Bluetooth-enabled hardware "black box" that integrates Apple products with the vehicle's existing head unit. The device adds Bluetooth and streaming to the audio system, and in some cars, lets you access Siri with steering wheel controls.
Dice debuted MediaBridge early last year at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. As an automotive developer partner with Apple, the company began Siri integration with the release of iOS 4. When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, Dice engineers started quietly testing this feature with select customers in a beta program, said Dice Vice President Stephen Witt in an interview. The company decided to go public with its Siri integration after ... [Read more]