Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Press Kit

Posted on 16. Jun, 2016 by in Honda Canada

The Accord Hybrid is designed to keep occupants connected to their music, their amicable networks and their smartphone-enabled digital lifestyles by discerning and easy-to-use controls while minimizing pushing distraction. For 2017, a Accord Hybrid audio and digital knowledge has been significantly upgraded with a accessible formation of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.  Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ offer users a crowd of new smartphone-enabled functions and features, including navigation (Apple Maps or Google Maps), audio streaming, voice-controlled SMS calm messaging and more.

The 2017 Accord Hybrid also facilities accessible HD Radio (EX-L and Touring trims), and a stretched focus of SiriusXM® Radio (EX-L and Touring trims). As before, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Pandora Radio™ are offering as customary features, while EX-L and above models underline HondaLink™ cloud-based connected automobile complement with Aha™ by Harman and new HondaLink Assist puncture assistance service.

Audio Systems
The Accord Hybrid trim is versed with a 6-speaker, 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system. The CD actor can also review CD-Rs installed with Windows Media® Audio (WMA) or MP3 audio files. The complement also includes Bluetooth® streaming audio and Pandora® harmony (with concordant iPhone and Android devices). Audio information is displayed on a tone i-MID shade positioned high in a core territory of a instrument panel. A USB Audio Interface that can concede an iPod, iPhone or peep expostulate to be connected to a complement is standard.

The audio complement facilities Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC). With SVC, as a automobile speeds adult and extraneous sound increases, a audio complement automatically raises a music’s volume, and afterwards lowers it again as a automobile slows down. If desired, SVC can be deactivated during any time.

Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring models yield an even some-more considerable 360-watt,
7-speaker reward audio complement including subwoofer and SiriusXM® Radio.

7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
The Display Audio system, customary in a 2017 Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims, facilities an discerning touchscreen that lets we swipe, daub and splash to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized facilities – usually like on a inscription or smartphone. Icons imitative smartphone apps are displayed on a high-definition capacitive touchscreen, creation a interface discerning and easy to use. Interfaces for customary internet-sourced strain and media options such as Pandora® can be displayed and tranquil on a Display Audio interface, with a ability to emanate personalized stations, daub to “like” songs and perspective manuscript design directly from a touchscreen. The touchscreen also serves as a control interface for a accessible new Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connected automobile systems.

7.7-inch “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
The reduce Display Audio touchscreen is complimented by an top 7.7.-inch full tone “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID), that facilities outing and audio information, time and wallpaper functions, a compass (on models with Honda navi) and turn-by-turn directions (when regulating embedded navigation or Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ navigation apps). The i-MID also serves as a arrangement for a accessible LaneWatch and customary multi-angle rearview cameras and alerts users to incoming calls when interconnected with a user’s phone. 

SiriusXM® Radio
SiriusXM® Radio is a customary underline in a Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims, and it provides some-more than 165 channels of digital programming with nearby CD-quality sound. The SiriusXM® vigilance is beamed from dual promote satellites positioned in geostationary circuit above Earth. The beams from these dual promote satellites mix to camber a whole continental United States and some of Canada.

SiriusXM® Radio programming includes channels clinging to music, sports, talk, traffic, weather, children’s programming and entertainment. When a audio complement plays SiriusXM® Radio, a audio complement displays a stream category, station, strain pretension or artist’s name.

This latest era of SiriusXM includes many all-new features, including pause, quick brazen and rewind. There is also an present replay underline and a ability to hear all songs from a commencement on preset channels. The new Sports Flash underline lets we listen to your favorite (non-sports) programming, and if your favorite group creates a large play in a live diversion that is being promote on SiriusXM, we will accept an on-screen alert. With a hold of a soft-key we can hear adult to 30 seconds of audio before and including a large play.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto brings users’ smartphone experience, facilities and functions to a Accord Hybrid’s Display Audio touchscreen with a single, dedicated USB wire tie and, in a box of Android Auto, involuntary Bluetooth® phone pairing. Once a concordant iPhone or Android smartphone is connected, a user simply selects a Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto choice on a Display Audio system’s home shade to benefit entrance to authorized applications and functions, such as audio streaming, voice-to-text, smartphone-enabled navigation and more. Voice activation is tranquil by a steering wheel-mounted button, while authorized apps and other smartphone functions are comparison regulating a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. When utilizing Google Maps, turn-by-turn directions are also displayed on a 7.7-inch i-MID.  Disconnecting a phone or deselecting a CarPlay™ or Android Auto underline earnings a user returned to a inner Honda complement and all of a facilities and functions, including Honda’s embedded navigation capabilities (Touring trim).

USB Audio Interface
The categorical USB Audio Interface is located in a front partial of a core console underneath a buttons for a A/C on all Accord Hybrid models and has been upgraded to 1.5 amps on EX-L and Touring trims. It can be used for joining and activating possibly Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ regulating a concordant smartphone and a owner’s information devise and can review peep drives and concordant digital strain devices, such as iPods or iPhones that enclose MP3 or WMA strain files. (It is critical to note that usually iPod Nano and other fifth-generation or after iPods are concordant with this system. The iPod Shuffle, Mini, and comparison iPod models are not compatible.)

The device can afterwards be tranquil regulating a steering wheel-mounted controls or audio complement controls. Information such as strain title, artist, manuscript art and other information will seem on a Accord Hybrid’s i-MID shade and Display Audio touch-screen. The USB audio interface will also assign a device while it is connected. A second 1.0-amp USB audio interface, on EX and above trims, is located in a front armrest.

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Accord Hybrid models, a complement wirelessly connects a driver’s dungeon phone to a vehicle’s audio system. This allows a motorist to make or answer dungeon phone calls though stealing hands from a steering wheel. The complement is concordant with Bluetooth-enabled dungeon phones that have a Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of concordant phones can be found during handsfreelink.com or honda.com.

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink enables audio files to be played by a vehicle’s audio complement wirelessly with a underline called Bluetooth Audio. If an audio concordant device is interconnected it will be combined as another source on a audio screen. This allows a Bluetooth device’s media to be played wirelessly by a audio system. Cell phone inclination that support a Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 concede a arrangement of metadata for artist, manuscript and lane name. The vehicle’s audio controls for “skip forward” and “skip backward” concede for navigation from lane to track.

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is designed for easy use. After a motorist completes a elementary one-time “pairing” routine to couple a dungeon phone with a vehicle, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink can promulgate wirelessly and firmly with a driver’s dungeon phone when a phone is inside a vehicle. Once a motorist enters a vehicle, a phone can be stored in a pocket, briefcase, purse or a storage bin inside a vehicle’s cabin as a call transfers information by a wireless write interface. Certain concordant dungeon phones can also send a mobile phonebook into a automobile by a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink system®. After a mobile phonebook is transferred, calls can be done by creation selections from a purebred phonebook displayed on screen.

Operational facilities include:

  • Phone numbers of incoming calls are displayed on a 7.7-inch i-MID
  • Pressing a steering wheel-mounted “Pick up” symbol answers a call and mutes a audio system
  • Caller is listened by a audio-system speakers
  • An beyond microphone picks adult a driver’s voice while minimizing credentials sound and echoing
  • Numbers with voice tags might be stored in a system’s memory
  • To make a call hands-free, a motorist initial activates a complement regulating a steering wheel-mounted fingertip controls, afterwards speaks a preset voice tag
  • Numbers can also be dialed by vocalization a write series (in Accord models versed with navigation system)
  • Automatic import of phone book and call history
  • Up to 5 opposite concordant mobile phones can be interconnected with a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system

Pandora® Compatibility
All Accord Hybrid models are designed to yield a accessible interface for Pandora®, a giveaway strain use that allows users to open an comment online and emanate adult to 100 personalized internet “radio stations” that are formed on favorite songs or artists. Users can name among their stations and listen around computer, and can also download a giveaway smartphone Pandora® app, that allows users listen to a same list of personalized stations around their concordant phone. Although Pandora® is free, phone information charges apply.

An iPhone or concordant Android phones can be connected wirelessly, regulating Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. To use Pandora®, a Pandora app is launched on a concordant connected smartphone and a vehicle’s audio source is set to Pandora®. The audio shade shows Pandora® information and manuscript art, and a audio controls concede listeners to name from among existent stations, pause, resume, skip forward, and symbol a lane with “Like” or “Dislike” ratings. Some functionality of a Pandora® app is sealed out when regulating a Accord Hybrid’s Pandora® interface.

HondaLink®
The Display Audio complement with subsequent era HondaLink allows a customer’s digital lifestyle to seamlessly confederate with a automobile and provides entrance to a universe of cloud-based information. The application-based height connects business to online calm both inside and outward a car. The tie between a complement and a user’s smartphone can be done regulating possibly a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface or Wi-Fi tethering. A HondaLink phone app provides accessible entrance for many services including plcae searches, inner weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, use scheduling by phone, and entrance to a automobile Owners Guide .

Aha™ by Harman
Aha™ is accessed around HondaLink and is customary on a Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims. Aha organizes a Accord Hybrid owner’s favorite calm from a web into personalized on-demand radio stations in a vehicle. Aha is a comprehensive, cloud-based height optimized for a automotive sourroundings that provides a elementary formation indicate for HondaLink versed vehicles to move in a far-reaching operation of stream and destiny applications into a audio complement conduct unit. This new capability allows users to entrance their favorite podcasts, internet radio, on-demand music, grill recommendations, and even audio updates from Facebook and Twitter.

Aha™ pivotal features:

  • Free use with far-reaching calm choice
  • Enables stretchable personalization and hire management
  • Content updated automatically around automobile life

Aha™ calm categories:

  • On-demand news and continue
  • Personalized strain including Slacker
  • Internet Radio
  • On-demand iPodcasts
  • Audio Books
  • Local Search: Restaurants, fuel, ATM, parking, etc.
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. around audio

HondaLink Assist
An additional new underline on Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims is HondaLink Assist, that can assistance ask puncture assistance for drivers. If a concordant phone is interconnected by Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, there is a mobile tie and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered, a complement is designed to automatically try to forewarn an operator, news a car’s stream location, and concede occupants to pronounce directly to a operator. The user can afterwards hit puncture services if needed.

Song by Voice®
The navigation-equipped Accord Hybrid Touring offers a Song by Voice® feature. From many navigation screens, a motorist can simply press a TALK symbol on a steering wheel. With so most audio calm potentially accessible around USB or from an iPod, Honda engineers set out to make it easy to find content. So drivers can simply give a voice command, such as “Play ‘Danny Boy,'” and a complement will automatically start playback. Song by Voice also lets a motorist name strain by artist, album, lane name, genre, playlist and even composer.

Siri Eyes Free
Adding another new reward feature, Accord Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims confederate Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode. Compatible iPhone® users will be means to work Siri by informed voice commands by dire and holding a TALK symbol on a steering circle when their iPhone is interconnected around Bluetooth®. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even serve and helps to minimize intensity distractions by gripping a iOS device’s shade from lighting up.

Owners can approach Siri to perform a series of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on a highway and their hands on a wheel. Capabilities include:

  • Send calm messages and e-mails
  • Read incoming calm messages and emails
  • Set adult calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
  • Check a weather
  • Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when a audio complement is set to Bluetooth® Audio or iPod mode)
  • Sports scores and batch quotes

SMS Text Messaging
The Accord Hybrid has as customary a SMS calm summary duty that can review incoming texts aloud over a audio system, and concede a motorist to respond with any of 6 bureau preset messages. The complement works with SMS-capable dungeon phones that have an active information devise and a Message Access Profile (MAP), such as a Blackberry, Droid X and others. Apple iPhone models do not support this feature, though Siri Eyes Free Mode (iPhone 5 and 6 during time of launch) offers a ability to initiate, hear and respond to calm messages around voice commands.
 
Once a concordant phone is interconnected with a vehicle’s Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system, a calm messaging duty is enabled. When a phone receives a calm message, an warning appears on a audio touchscreen. Using a touchscreen, a motorist can name to have a summary review aloud, can name among a preset respond choices, or can call a sender – all though touching a phone.
 
To assistance equivocate motorist distraction, a calm of a incoming summary is not displayed on shade unless a delivery is in Park.
 
Available bureau preset calm replies:

  • Talk to we later, I’m driving.
  • I’m on my way.
  • I’m regulating late.
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
Standard on a Accord Hybrid Touring trim, a integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS record to yield drivers with turn-by-turn superintendence to their selected destination. This navigation system, grown in team-work with Garmin, offers many improvements, including extended graphics, live search, speed extent display, customized automobile icons, 3D buildings and terrain, and more. The complement includes giveaway map database updates for adult to 5 years (initial squeeze and one yearly refurbish any year for 4 years). The complement includes a HD Digital Traffic feature, that alerts a motorist to stream trade conditions and can arrangement swap routes around gridlock. It facilities stretched coverage including many aspect streets within a U.S., permitting a motorist to name faster, reduction undiluted routes. HD Digital Traffic is subscription-free.

The navigation complement can be tranquil by voice or by a 7-inch Display Audio electrostatic touch-screen audio arrangement utilizing a tap, splash and appropriate functionality. The voice-activation complement can respond to some-more infrequent authority phrases that need reduction user familiarization, in further to a prior capability of being means to know oral city and travel names. For example, a voice ask for “Radio 98.3 FM” can now be oral in approximately a dozen opposite ways trimming from “change a radio hire to 98.3” to “98.3 FM.” This proof relates to audio functionality of a audio/information screen. The navigation complement can also be tranquil by voice with required navigation commands like, “Find nearest Chinese restaurant” or “find nearest ATM.”

The audio complement is automatically pale when a “Talk” symbol is pressed. The voice-recognition record allows a motorist to simply pronounce city and travel names aloud, and a complement responds by displaying a matches accessible in a database. Points of seductiveness on a map, such as restaurants or grocery stores, can be displayed with code trademark icons or we can have a complement yield turn-by-turn navigation, all by voice command. The large point-of-interest (POI) database includes write numbers that can be dialed by regulating a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® complement when a driver’s mobile write is connected to a system.

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS in multiple with minute information from a vehicle’s mapping complement to pinpoint a vehicle’s plcae and to yield a horde of useful mapping and lane superintendence features. The system’s receiver receives positioning information from a network of 24 tellurian positioning satellites. If a GPS vigilance is obstructed, such as by a tunnel, a parking garage or a high building, an inner gyroscopic complement and a speed sensor lane a plcae of a automobile so that a map information stays stream and reliable. The automobile time is exclusively tranquil by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, a time will automatically set itself to a stream time.

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