Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Press Kit

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Honda Canada

The 2017 Ridgeline’s standing as a modern, rugged, means and worldly lorry extends to a audio and connected-vehicle technologies, that are among a many modernized and discerning in a rival class. New accessible facilities embody an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface with Android handling complement and an all-new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ grown in team-work with a experts during Garmin®. The accessible Display Audio complement is concordant with a Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ platforms, giving business seamless formation of pivotal smartphone facilities and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled hunt capabilities. The Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition also offer a customary Truck Bed Audio System, a world’s initial record that creates a new Ridgeline a world’s biggest tailgating machine.

New Available Ridgeline Audio and Connectivity Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio complement with Android handling system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • New-generation “2.0” SiriusXM® Radio
  • Pandora® interface
  • HD RadioÔ
  • SMS Text Message duty
  • HondaLink™ connected-vehicle complement
  • Truck Bed Audio System 

Ridgeline 5-Inch Display Audio
The Ridgeline RT, RTS, Sport and RTL have a customary 200-watt AM/FM radio audio complement with 7 speakers including a subwoofer and a USB pier to concede a tie of other concordant devices. The complement can play AM/FM, as good as calm from a concordant device around a USB port, or wirelessly, around Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. The audio complement has a 5-inch (diagonal) arrangement shade and required knobs and buttons to control a several functions. A CD actor is accessible as a dealer-installed option.

Ridgeline 8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
The new Display Audio system, customary in a 2017 Ridgeline RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition, is a many modernized complement ever offering by Honda. The discerning and easy-to-use 8-inch touchscreen lets we swipe, daub and pinch—just like on a inscription or smartphone—to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized features.

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. Display Audio also integrates hold operation of a menu and lapse functions for a complicated and neat look.

The 8-inch Display Audio complement offers all of a audio sources found in a 5-inch Display audio system, and adds SiriusXM, HondaLink calm and HD Radio. The complement is also concordant with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A compress front actor is offering as a dealer-installed option. The 8-inch Display Audio complement also includes entirely integrated and entirely featured Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with invariably updated trade information.

On a RTL-T trim, a 225-watt audio complement has 7 speakers including a subwoofer. The RTL-E and Black Edition trims get a 540-watt complement with 8 speakers including a subwoofer; they also have a customary industry-first Truck Bed Audio System.

Apple CarPlay
Ridgeline RTL-T models and above offer customary Apple CarPlay compatibility. By joining a iPhone to a automobile regulating a phone’s USB wire (supplied with a phone) and a Ridgeline’s 1.5-amp USB port, CarPlay facilities can be accessed. (Note that a CarPlay complement will not work regulating a USB pier located inside a Ridgeline’s core console.)

CarPlay takes a many renouned functions and facilities of a user’s concordant iPhone and puts them on a Ridgeline’s Display Audio touchscreen display. You can get directions, send and accept messages, listen to audio books and music, all in a approach that allows we to stay some-more focused on a road. CarPlay facilities Siri voice control and is specifically designed for customary pushing scenarios. It also works with a Ridgeline’s controls – both on a audio touchscreen and a steering-wheel mounted controls, so we don’t need to collect adult your phone. A curated preference of accessible CarPlay apps are designed for use in a Ridgeline, and are specifically designed to assistance minimize a intensity for motorist distraction.

CarPlay includes entrance to Apple Maps, that can yield turn-by-turn directions, trade conditions, and estimated transport time. CarPlay can also envision where we many expected wish to go regulating addresses from your email, calm messages, contacts, and calendars.

CarPlay is concordant with iPhones that underline a tiny Lighting connector, not comparison iPhones with a incomparable 30-pin connector.

Android Auto
Ridgeline RTL-T models and above offer customary Android Auto compatibility. By joining a concordant Android phone to a automobile regulating a phone’s USB wire (supplied with a phone) and a Ridgeline’s 1.5 amp USB port, a Android Auto height is enabled.

Android Auto puts some of your phone’s many useful Apps on a Ridgeline’s audio display. You can get directions, send and accept messages, listen to audio books and music, all though a need to collect adult your phone. Android Auto works with a Ridgeline’s controls—both on a audio touchscreen and a steering wheel-mounted controls—so it’s elementary and discerning to use.

Android Auto’s voice control is specifically designed for customary pushing scenarios. A curated preference of accessible Android Auto apps are designed for use in a Ridgeline, and are designed to assistance minimize a intensity for motorist distraction.

Android includes entrance to Google Maps, that can yield turn-by-turn directions, live trade conditions, line superintendence and more.

Android Auto is designed to work with Android phones regulating 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.

SiriusXM Radio
A new era 2.0/3.0 chronicle of SiriusXM Radio is a customary underline in a RTL-T and above 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 soothing pivotal we can hear adult to 30 seconds of audio before and including a large play.

Pandora Compatibility
Ridgeline RTL-T and above trims and above 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 Ridgeline’s Pandora interface.

The Display Audio complement in a RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition facilities subsequent era HondaLink that allows a customer’s digital lifestyle to seamlessly confederate with a car and provides entrance to a universe of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based height connects business to online calm both inside and outward a vehicle. The tie between a complement and a user’s smartphone is done by a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless interface. 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 car Owners Guide.

HondaLink Assist
An additional new underline on Ridgeline RTL-T and above 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 vehicle’s stream location, and concede occupants to pronounce directly to a operator. The user can afterwards hit puncture services if needed.

Siri Eyes Free
Adding another new reward feature, Ridgeline RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition 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 a intensity for daze 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 Ridgeline RTL-T and above trims have a customary 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 Ridgeline’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

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
The Bluetooth HandsFreeLink interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Ridgeline 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 or 

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 an auxiliary 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 on a audio screen. 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 within about 33 feet of 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 car by a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system. After a mobile phonebook is transferred, calls can be done by creation selections from a purebred phonebook on a Ridgeline’s arrangement screen.

  • Pressing a steering wheel-mounted “Pick up” symbol answers a call and mutes a audio system
  • The tourist 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 hands-free call, 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 number
  • Automatic import of phone book and call story with concordant phones
  • Up to 6 opposite concordant mobile phones can be interconnected with a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
Standard on a Ridgeline RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition with a 8-inch Display Audio system, a integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS record to yield drivers with turn-by-turn superintendence to their selected destination. This all-new navigation system, grown in team-work with Garmin, offers many improvements, including extended graphics, live search, speed extent display, customized car 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 8-inch 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 receiver is blocked by a tunnel, a parking garage or a high building, an inner gyroscopic complement and a speed sensor lane a plcae of a car so that a map information stays stream and reliable. The car 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.

Truck Bed Audio System
The RTL-E and Black Edition trims get a 540-watt audio complement that includes a world’s-first prolongation Truck Bed Audio System. The complement facilities a sum of 6 totally weatherproof audio exciters (or transducers), dual located in any bed side wall and dual located inside a bed behind wall. The exciters broadcast vibrations to a bed walls, branch them into musical speakers.

Truck Bed Audio is tranquil around a audio complement hold screen, and can play any of a accessible audio sources. To safety electrical energy during operation with a engine off and a ignition in ACC mode, a hold shade turns off, putting a complement into low energy mode. A hold anywhere on a shade will spin a arrangement shade behind on.

For a complement to operate, a car contingency relocating during reduction than 10 mph or be stopped with a delivery in Park. The car can be running, or a complement can work in ACC mode. In ACC mode, a complement is timed to run for 3 hours, supposing a battery state of assign is adequate. If a battery assign drops next a set level, a complement automatically shuts down to safety adequate assign to protection that a engine can be restarted. When a complement shuts off due to low battery charge, or due to 3 hours of operation given a ignition has been placed in a ACC position, a audio exciters evacuate an heard beep tinge 30 seconds before a complement shuts down.

Depending on a ambient heat and other electrical loads, a battery might be means to work a Truck Bed Audio System for some-more than 11 hours sum before requiring a engine to be started to recharge a battery.

USB Ports and Power Outlets
In RT, RTS Sport and RTL trims, 12-volt energy opening is positioned above a phone slot during a bottom of a core stack, with another 12-volt energy outlet, a 1.0-amp USB pier and auxiliary jack positioned inside of a core console. RTL-T and above trims keep a 12-volt energy outlets, while a 1.5-amp pier is combined above a phone pocket. Also, a span of 2.5-amp USB charging ports during a behind of a core console are supposing for use by a second-row passengers.

Audio and Connectivity Features


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