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Honda, Acura get Apple Siri Eyes Free: more details Dec. 3

Honda, Acura get Apple Siri Eyes Free: more details Dec. 3

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.

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Honda 2014 Civic first to iOS 7 mirroring with Siri update in the works

Honda 2014 Civic first to iOS 7 mirroring with Siri update in the works

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.

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Honda FCEV Concept teases 2015 fuel-cell car

Honda FCEV Concept teases 2015 fuel-cell car

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.

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Honda unveils new VTEC Turbo Engines up to 2.0L

Honda unveils new VTEC Turbo Engines up to 2.0L

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.

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Honda UNI-CUB β mobility device gets smaller and lighter

Honda UNI-CUB β mobility device gets smaller and lighter

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.

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Honda Walking Assist Device begins clinical research study in Chicago

Honda Walking Assist Device begins clinical research study in Chicago

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.

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2014 Honda Civic Coupe and Si Coupe on display at 2013 SEMA show

2014 Honda Civic Coupe and Si Coupe on display at 2013 SEMA show

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.

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Honda recalls Odyssey minivan over self-activating brakes

Honda recalls Odyssey minivan over self-activating brakes

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.

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Getting Cheeky with the Honda UNI-CUB – a seamless experience

Getting Cheeky with the Honda UNI-CUB – a seamless experience

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.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

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.

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2014 Honda Fit Hybrid scores highest MPG among Japanese hybrids

2014 Honda Fit Hybrid scores highest MPG among Japanese hybrids

Honda has announced that its 2014 Fit Hybrid has beat out all other hybrid models in Japan with a mileage rating of 36.4 km/L, which works out to about 85MPG in the United States. The small car, among other things, features three driving modes that are automatically engaged depending on the environment in which the car is being driven.

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GM and Honda fuel-cell team sees engines and infrastructure come 2020

GM and Honda fuel-cell team sees engines and infrastructure come 2020

GM and Honda will collaborate on fuel-cell car development, the two companies have confirmed, preparing hydrogen power systems, storage, and refueling infrastructure for a 2020 launch timeframe. The team effort will see GM and Honda work with third-parties on building out networks for hydrogen availability, with the goal being a broadly accessible three-minute refuel. Both companies already have fuel-cell powered cars on the roads, though in limited numbers.

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