[News]HondaLink brings your Android smartphone into the cockpit, starting with the 2013 Accord
Android Discussion HondaLink brings your Android smartphone into the cockpit, starting with the 2013 Accord
Honda's getting serious about connecting your smartphone with your car, and it'll be launching its new HondaLink system this fall in the 2013 Honda Accord.
HondaLink follows in the footsteps of the Chevy MyLink system we demoed at General Motors' test facilities last summer in that the infotainment system uses the data connection from your phone but is controlled through the traditional in-car systems. Android smartphones will connect over Bluetooth, while iPhones can use Bluetooth or the usual iPhone cable.
Honda has teamed up with Aha by Harman to provide music, podcasts, news, Twitter and Facebook feeds, all of which are to be provided safely hands-free use in mind. Also on board are Pandora and voice-to-text SMS services, which Honda's already unveiled on the 2012 CRV.
The 2013 Accord is just the beginning, Honda said today, and that you can expect to see it on upper trim levels going forward.
Hit the source links below for the full pressers, or check out the promo video after the break.