Honda Automobiles: Honda Evolves In-Car Connectivity with New Display Audio Touch-Screen Interface and Next Generation HondaLink™ Technology

Posted on 04. Dec, 2013 by in Honda Canada

  • Advanced connected-car record debuts in 2014 Honda Civic, followed by 2015 Fit
  • Display Audio touchscreen brings smartphone-like functionality inside a vehicle
  • Next gen HondaLink™ creates integrated navigation some-more affordable and discerning with smartphone-powered navigation app
  • 2014 Civic with Display Audio initial Honda indication with bureau commissioned Siri™ Eyes Free mode from Apple

Honda now introduced a subsequent era of connected-car record to accommodate a elaborating needs of today’s tech-savvy, always-connected consumers: Honda Display Audio and HondaLink™. Together these technologies paint a many modernized information and media connectivity package ever charity by Honda. Both new systems were demonstrated progressing now on a Google Hangout accessible to perspective on Honda’s Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+Honda/posts) and will entrance on a 2014 Civic, that goes on-sale tomorrow.

Additionally, a 2014 Civic versed with Display Audio outlines Honda’s initial bureau commissioned formation of Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode with Siri operation accessible directly by a steering wheel-mounted controls when a concordant iPhone is interconnected around Bluetooth®.

“Display Audio and HondaLink are pioneering technologies that seamlessly and intuitively confederate a energy and functionality of a customers’ smartphone directly into their vehicle,” pronounced Charles Koch, manager of new business growth for American Honda. “Staying connected to a latest music, information, news, trade updates, even friends and family, is a must-have capability for a new era of automobile buyers.”

Display Audio
The new Display Audio interface1 debuts on a 2014 Civic (EX models and above) and will be featured on a all-new 2015 Fit, nearing subsequent spring. Offering one of a largest touchscreens in a class, Display Audio uses a informed pinch, appropriate and daub functionality of a smartphone to entrance audio, phonebook, media, automobile information and accessible navigation features.

Icons imitative smartphone apps are displayed on a 7-inch, high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, creation a interface discerning and easy to use. Standard internet-sourced song and media options, such as Pandora® are built into 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 volume (with a quick-swipe adjustment), menu, and lapse functions for a complicated and neat look. Standard steering circle controls enrich a touchscreen comforts as well.

Next Generation 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 all-new application-based height connects business to online calm both inside and outward a car, all powered by their smartphones. At launch timing, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C will advantage from all a comforts HondaLink offers. Compatible Android smartphone’s are expected to turn accessible subsequent year.

Four specialty HondaLink apps yield classification and are a gateway to additional online content:

  • Connect App – Provides accessible entrance for many services including plcae searches, internal weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, use scheduling by phone, and entrance to a Owners Guide. Users can daub for continue updates and store favorite destinations for discerning routing with a Navigation app.
  • Navigation App – For a initial time Honda is charity a endless cloud-based navigation app for purchase2 that includes 3D mapping and invariably updated trade information. As a initial navigation app grown by an automaker with mapping information supposing by HERE, a Nokia business, this app offers a accumulation of plcae hunt options including hunt by indicate of interest, calm search, or prior locations. Routes can be pre-planned on a smartphone and will arrangement on a vehicle’s touchscreen. Turn-by-turn routing superintendence is accessible by a vehicle’s audio complement as well.
  • Aha™App – provides entrance to an endless and different preference of audio calm opposite mixed genres and demographics, and featured new stations, Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, news, Twitter and Facebook updates and circuitously plcae listings for restaurants, coffee houses, hotels, weather, parks, and gas stations. Users can daub to personalize stations or supplement favorites around smartphone or directly by a Display Audio interface.
  • Launcher App –Finds and organizes Honda-approved 3rd celebration apps so they can be fast integrated into a Display Audio system. Approved apps can be found by a Launcher and shown on a Display Audio shade for easy access.

Additional new comforts found with HondaLink embody HondaLink Assist, that can assistance yield puncture assistance to drivers. If there is a mobile tie and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered by a collision, a complement is designed to automatically try to forewarn an operator, news a car’s stream location, and concede we to speak directly to a operator. The user can afterwards hit puncture services if needed.

Siri Eyes Free Integration
Display Audio integrates Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode into Honda vehicles. 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 minimize distractions by gripping an 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.

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

Display Audio is a initial bureau commissioned formation of Siri Eyes Free mode into a Honda vehicle. Previously, it was accessible on name Honda and Acura models including a 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX usually as a play commissioned accessory.

For additional Display Audio images and videos, greatfully revisit www.hondanews.com. To perspective a HondaLink Google Hangout, revisit a Honda Google+ page during https://plus.google.com/+Honda/posts.

About Honda
Honda offers a finish lineup of cars and trucks by a network of some-more than 1,000 dealerships in a United States. In 2013, Honda outlines 40 years of a Civic model, with some-more than 30 years of producing automobiles in America, that began with a Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in Nov 1982. Having constructed some-more than 25 million vehicles in North America by 2012 regulating domestic and globally1 sourced parts, Honda now operates 14 vital production comforts in North America, producing a far-reaching operation of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, energy apparatus products, engines and transmissions.

1The Display Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and streaming from some stream [Apple/Android] smartphones. For reserve reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone usually when a automobile is safely parked. State or internal laws might extent use of texting feature, and Assist functions might be consummated but notice. Your wireless carrier’s rate skeleton apply. Please see your Honda play and HondaLink terms and conditions for details.

2App accessible for squeeze for $59.99 by iTunes store.

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