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HondaLink infotainment ecosystem stays smart in 2014 Odyssey

HondaLink infotainment ecosystem stays smart in 2014 Odyssey

It's time again to take a peek at Honda's futuristic infotainment system "HondaLink" in their next-generation 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite. The 2014 Odyssey is the one you'll be remembering as the van with the built-in vacuum - that vacuum is also known as the HondaVAC, just so you know. It's real draw, though, should be the smart implementation of HondaLink, the system that debuted back with the 2013 Honda Accord.

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Honda’s 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite minivan features in-car vacuum system

Honda’s 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite minivan features in-car vacuum system

Honda has rolled out its 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, showing off a variety of features that range from safety upgrades over previous models to its HondaVAC in-car vacuum. Perhaps one of the best features that can be included in a family van, where kids will no doubt produce their fair share of crumbs and other debris, the HondaVAC is the first vacuum system to be integrated into a vehicle.

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Honda recalls 93,000 Acura TSX sedans due to potential engine stalls

Honda recalls 93,000 Acura TSX sedans due to potential engine stalls

Honda has recalled about 93,000 of its Acura TSX vehicles due to a problem with its ECU (Electronic Control Unit) that could set of a series off problems culminating in engine stalling. Depending on when the engine stalls, the driver could potentially be at risk for crashing, resulting in injury. The information comes from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the five vehicles awarded with its Top Safety Picks+ designation. The awards are based on each vehicle's performance in crash tests, with the goal being to encourage safer vehicles. This has been successful, with the Institute stating that some automakers have made changes to their vehicles in order to perform better on the tests.

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Honda has 2013 Accord to thank for boost in sales

Honda has 2013 Accord to thank for boost in sales

Honda's executives have a reason to smile this evening, as it seems the 2013 Accord is a hit. The company has the Accord to thank for a 12.7% boost in sales from the month before, which is certainly something to get excited about if you happen to be one of the people in charge at Honda. Even more exciting is that Accord sales rose a whopping 75.2% over sales from the same month a year prior.

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Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

Honda and Acura to take advantage of Apple Siri Eyes Free tech

The push is on for many automakers to add new hands-free technology to their vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Some automakers, such as Ford, have had hands-free communication systems and their vehicles allowing drivers to control certain functions using the voice for a long time. Other automakers have been slower to adopt such technology.

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Honda GEAR concept previews trendy city car ambitions

Honda GEAR concept previews trendy city car ambitions

Honda's eye-catching NSX concept unsurprisingly caught the most attention last week, but the Japanese car company also had a fetching urban alternative in the shape of the Honda GEAR concept. Previewed not in Detroit but at the Montreal International Auto Show, the Honda GEAR is an angular sub-compact that the company believes is ideal for "young, urban, Gen-Y lifestyles" - or, in other words, the car the Honda Fit really should've been.

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