2016 Honda Accord new tech with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Honda Sensing

hondaccordcarplayHonda at the opening of its Silicon Valley R&D facility, unveiled the new 2016 Accord with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2016 Accord will be the first Honda model to feature both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with a new Display Audio touchscreen interface, among major upgrades that will make the 2016 Accord the most high-tech Accord.

The Accord has 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, on EX and above trims, as well as available HondaLink Assist (e911) and HD Radio. The  capacitive touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch—just like on a tablet or smartphone—to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are designed to support seamless smart phone integration and offer a multitude of new functions and features.

Apple CarPlay is a automotive version of iOS that allows the driver to use an iPhone connected with a lightning connector for directions, calls, messages, and music  from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iOS 7.1 or later and iPhone 5 or later.

Android Auto is compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, Android Auto features Google Maps, Google Now, messaging, music and numerous popular apps

The 2016 Accord’s new 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen is paired with an upper 7.7-inch high-resolution display screen and steering wheel-mounted controls. The upper screen can display audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, time and trip information, LaneWatch and Rearview Camera displays, incoming calls, SMS text messages when stopped, and parking sensor alerts.

For model year 2016, the Accord will receive Honda Sensing, a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that helps reduce driver workload and avoid or mitigate the severity of a vehicle collision.

Honda Sensing includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and is available as a standalone option on all trims with the exception of Touring, where Honda Sensing is included as standard equipment.

Also, all 2016 Accords feature a standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver’s Mirror.

1 thought on “2016 Honda Accord new tech with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Honda Sensing”

  1. Think honda lied about bring android to 2015 civic..will not stay with honda on next car purchase. .thanks for nothing..

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