Honda and Acura to Offer Convenience of Apple's Siri™ Eyes Free on Select 2013 Vehicles

Honda and Acura to Offer Convenience of Apple's Siri™ Eyes Free on Select 2013

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TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda today announced
it will integrate support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you
getthings done just by asking, into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and
ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a
compatible iPhone^1 running iOS 6can direct Siri to perform a number of
specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands
on the wheel. Using Eyes Freemode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even
further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device's
screen from lighting up.

"iPhone has become so integral to people's lives that they continue to use
them in their vehicles," said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of
automobile product planning, American Honda. "Offering Honda and Acura owners
Siri and its Eyes Freemode via Bluetooth is an incredible opportunity to
provide next-generation connectivity and meet our customer's ever-changing

Honda recognizes the power of Siri and Eyes Free mode as an in-vehicle tool
that will help meet the connectivity and convenience needs of itscustomers in
a responsible manner. Honda has reengineered its software to seamlessly
integrate Siri Eyes Free mode into its Bluetooth^®HandsFreeLink^® via the
onboard microphone and speakers.

About Honda and Acura
Honda offers a diverse lineup of 12 cars and trucks including the mid-sized
Accord, compact Civic, Pilot SUV, CR-V crossover SUV, Crosstour, Ridgeline and
Odyssey minivan. Honda also offers a wide range of fuel-efficient and
low-emission vehicles that include the Insight hybrid, Natural Gas Civic,
Civic Hybrid, CR-Z (sport hybrid coupe) and FCX Clarity (fuel cell-electric
vehicle). Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. Honda began
U.S. production of automobiles in 1982.

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

SOURCE American Honda

Contact: Robyn Eagles, American Honda, +1-310-783-3163
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