Honda Integrates Android Auto in Future Vehicles

July 31st, 2014 by

You already know that Honda vehicles have some of the best features in the auto world, and it looks like they’re on their way to getting even better. Coming soon to a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you: Honda vehicles with Android Auto. Honda vehicles with Android Auto are set to debut in 2015, seamlessly connecting your Android smartphone with your new Honda vehicle.

Infotainment Technology Just Gets Better

Debuted at Google’s I/O conference in 2014 on select Honda models, Android Auto will be able to be accessed in future Honda vehicles by just plugging a compatible Android smartphone into the vehicle’s USB port. The phone is then projected onto the in-dash display and gives access to apps and services, ones that have been specifically optimized for use while driving.

“Honda’s goal is to integrate the power and functionality of today’s smartphones directly into our vehicles in a way that is seamless and intuitive for our customers,” said Nick Sugimoto, senior program director for Honda Silicon Valley Lab. “By working collaboratively with Google and other technology companies, Honda will help millions of consumers around the world more easily and conveniently access their smartphones’ content, data and features.”

In fact, Honda helped found the Open Automotive Alliance, committed to bring the versatile and open source Android platform to vehicles and deliver a cutting edge infotainment experience. We can’t know just what apps will be compatible with Android Auto, but we can’t wait to find out!

Test Drive a Honda Today

If you just can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a brand new Honda, then we encourage you to visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you. Our current vehicles don’t yet have Android Auto installed, but the i-MID infotainment system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and steering wheel-mounted controls make it easy to sync your current smartphone with your Honda vehicle.

Visit us today for more information on Android Auto or to take one of our current models for a test drive.

 

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.

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