It looks like Honda is in on the smart-car race as well. Today, the company unveiled its latest technology that will make its debut this fall on the 2013 Honda Accord. Called HondaLink, it will be an in-vehicle connectivity system that provides a personalized experience connecting drivers to thousands of cloud-based news, information and entertainment feeds from around the world, using an intuitive, audio-system based interface.
Designed to promote safe driving, HondaLink will allow users to stay connected with their friends, music and media without having to use their phones. Users can personalize HondaLink on their vehicles via a dedicated app on their smartphone. Once they’re done with customizing their vehicle, uses can activate the different features in their vehicles via voice commands, steering-wheel mounted controls and in-dash audio system controls.
HondaLink will make use of the Aha service which will let drivers listen to Facebook and Twitter audio newsfeeds, podcasts from NPR, location-based personalized restaurant listings from Yelp! and access internet music services such as Slacker.
HondaLink sounds like a great idea and a useful feature that more car manufacturers should think about incorporating into their own vehicles. After all, you can never be too safe when it comes to driving and HondaLink promotes that.
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