- A Honda proof car is on arrangement Jun 25-26 during Google I/O, Google’s annual developer discussion in San Francisco, CA
- Honda vehicles featuring Android Auto will entrance in 2015; models and trims will be announced during a after date
- Android Auto provides a seamless tie between concordant Android-powered smartphones and Honda’s advanced, in-car connectivity systems
Building on a array of advancements directed during improving a in-car record knowledge for consumers, Honda will deliver name vehicles concordant with Android Auto™ in 2015. Honda is displaying a organic antecedent during Google I/O 2014, a annual developer discussion hosted by Google in San Francisco, CA. Honda and Acura models and trims concordant with Android Auto will be announced in a future.
To trigger Android Auto, Honda drivers will simply bond their concordant Android smartphone to a vehicle’s USB pier regulating a wire that came with their phone, permitting them to intuitively entrance upheld apps and comforts regulating a car’s in-dash arrangement and voice controls. After joining a concordant Android phone to their Honda vehicle, drivers will be means to “project” their smartphone knowledge onto a car’s in-dash display, giving them entrance to apps and services that have been optimized for a car environment.
“Honda’s idea is to confederate a energy and functionality of today’s smartphones directly into a vehicles in a approach that is seamless and discerning for a customers,” pronounced Nick Sugimoto, comparison module executive for Honda Silicon Valley Lab. “By operative collaboratively with Google and other record companies, Honda will assistance millions of consumers around a universe some-more simply and conveniently entrance their smartphones’ content, information and features.”
Honda is a first member of a Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a organisation of automakers and record companies committed to bringing a Android height to cars. The company’s open creation lab, Honda Silicon Valley Lab, spearheads Honda’s tellurian interactions with record companies like Google, as good as developers, to emanate cutting-edge products and patron experiences.
Honda has been an attention personality in equipping a vehicles with technologies that support customers’ efforts to be some-more warning drivers, including a early introduction of hands-free write functionality, far-reaching focus of fill-in cameras to 100 percent of automobiles by indication year 2015, as good as other features. Further, Honda is lifting recognition of a dangers of dreaming pushing by initiatives like a Honda “#ThumbsUp” campaign, that launched in Apr 2014.
Honda determined operations in America in 1959, and now employs some-more than 39,000 associates in a North American sales, RD and prolongation operations with a collateral investment of some-more than $16.3 billion.
Based on a longstanding joining to “build products tighten to a customer” Honda operates 16 vital prolongation comforts in North America, producing a far-reaching operation of Honda and Acura automobiles, vehicle engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, energy apparatus products such as grass mowers, mini-tillers and ubiquitous purpose engines, and a HondaJet light jet, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.
Eight Honda automobile plants in a region, including 4 in a U.S., have a ability to furnish 1.92 million automobiles any year. In 2013, 94 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America. Those plants currently make 11 opposite models, including 4 newcomer cars and 7 light trucks.
A fifth U.S. automobile plant, a Performance Manufacturing Center, is underneath construction in Marysville, Ohio, and subsequent year will turn a disdainful tellurian prolongation plcae for a subsequent era Acura NSX.
Honda operates vital investigate and growth centers in a U.S. that entirely design, rise and operative many of a products Honda produces in North America.
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