Honda has baked both Apple and Nokia technology into its latest infotainment system, bringing Siri Eyes Free and HERE Maps with remote route planning support to the 2014 Civic. The new car - and the 2015 Honda Fit which will follow it - gets an updated version of HondaLink, with a 7-inch multitouch-capable display in the dashboard for navigating through audio, phone, directions, Pandora, and web-based points of interests using the Aha app. However, the 2014 Civic will also be the first car to get Siri Eye Free technology, Apple's integration of its personal digital assistant into the dashboard.
The 2013-2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX are getting the Siri treatment, Honda has announced. Starting now, new and existing customers can visit a Honda dealer for a software upgrade to their on-board HondaLink and AcuraLink systems to integrate Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode. The announcement was made this afternoon on Honda's website.
The folks at Honda have made it known that they’ll be first off the blocks in the 2014 Civic with full iOS mirroring for iOS 7. This push will begin on the 4th of December, and will include full touch-friendly integration with the vehicle’s 7-inch touchscreen on its center console. The features here will be launched with the 2014 Civic Coupe right out the gate when it goes on sale next month.
Honda has promised a new fuel-cell powered car for 2015, previewing the potential styling of the eco-friendly car with its FCEV Concept. Improving on power, efficiency, passenger space, and design over the Honda FCX Clarity, the FCEV Concept develops over 100kW from its fuel-cell stack, cladding it in an aerodynamically creased body shell and promising 300 miles of range.
Honda has been using VTEC technology in its naturally aspirated engines for a long time to help improve performance and efficiency. The company has now announced the introduction of three new VTEC Turbo engines as part of its Earth Dreams Technology range. The engines are available in 1.0L, 1.5L, and 2.0L displacements.
The first Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device was unveiled in 2012. We even spent a bit of seat time on the first generation of the personal mobility device back in late October. Honda has now announced a new version of the personal mobility device called the Honda UNI-CUB β.
Honda has announced that its Walking Assist Device has begun a clinical research trial in the US. The trial is underway in Chicago at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. During the trial, physical therapists and other researchers will be performing a scientific assessment of the Honda Walking Assist Device or Stride Management Device.
Honda has just unveiled the latest refresh of its Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe models at the 2013 Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Compared to last year's models, the new cars sport a slightly modified look as well as boosted performance that should give fans of the line something to pine for, or at least talk about, next year.
In recent model years, many automotive manufacturers have begun including technology in their vehicles that help drivers avoid accidents. Some of that technology includes brake systems that can activate the vehicle brakes with no driver intervention to help avoid an accident. Honda has announced that it's recalling 344,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the US over a brake issue.
The Segway failed to set the individual human transporter market alight, but that hasn't stopped other attempts to give your tired legs a rest, and we hopped onboard Honda's UNI-CUB to see how it held up. Revealed last year as the first example of Honda's omni-directional driving wheel technology, the UNI-CUB may look like a stool but it's one that you can pilot almost merely by thinking about it. We rode the electric balancing scooter at the Ericsson Innovation Forums in Tokyo to see what all the fuss was about.
If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.