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Honda announces HondaLink service for 2013 Accord

Honda announces HondaLink service for 2013 Accord

Keeping up with America's need to be constantly connected, Honda has unveiled its new HondaLink service, which will be featured in the new Accord (along with future Honda models). The service is the result of a partnership between Honda and Aha and allows drivers to listen to a selection of Internet-based stations, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp restaurant listings. In order to use HondaLink, consumers will need to download the HondaLink app for either iOS or Android and then link their phone to their car via Bluetooth. Since the service is completely controlled through this smartphone app, HondaLink won't need its own data plan to function.

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2013 Honda Fit debuts with new features

2013 Honda Fit debuts with new features

Honda has announced the 2013 Fit is now on sale. The little compact car will be available in a new exterior color and can be had with new standard and available features. The new color for 2013 is called Midnight Plum Pearl and is replacing the available Orange Burst Metallic from 2012. The 2013 Fit is on sale as of today starting at $15,325.

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Verizon, BMW, Toyota and others form 4G car alliance

Verizon, BMW, Toyota and others form 4G car alliance

Verizon is hoping to get your next car online, launching the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars to push LTE integration - along with the cloud, mobile content and more - into dashboards. A partnership with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota, along with links to MIT, the 4G Venture Forum for Connected Cars "will collaborate and explore ways to deliver connectivity to vehicles of all types, by leveraging open standards and discussing ways to accelerate development of the 4G LTE ecosystem across automotive OEMs, suppliers, device manufacturers, application developers and content publishers."

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Honda Fit EV lands 118 MPGe rating from EPA

Honda Fit EV lands 118 MPGe rating from EPA

Honda is just tickled pink right now and has laid claim to the highest ever MPGe fuel efficiency rating for an electric vehicle. The EPA has granted the Honda Fit EV an equivalency rating of 118 MPGe making it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the US. The Fit EV is a small four-door hatchback and promises more efficiency than other EVs on the market such as the Ford Focus Electric, Nissan Leaf, and other offerings.

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Honda unveils new UNI-CUB mobility device

Honda unveils new UNI-CUB mobility device

Honda has unveiled a new personal mobility device called the UNI-CUB. The device is a unicycle that has its own motor and reminds me more the little of Wall-E's girlfriend with a smashed head. The new version is the latest evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device that Honda unveiled 2009. The new version has Honda's proprietary balance control technology.

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California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California has gained a reputation as one of the scripted governmental bodies in the world when it comes to the environment, and like it or not, there's no denying that its legislation drives green technology. At the moment the top six automakers in the state - Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan - are required to sell a certain number of all-electric or fuel-cell cars every year. California has updated its mandate so that by 2018, any automaker that sells 20,000 vehicles or more in the state will also be held accountable.

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Honda tech hopes to reduce traffic congestion

Honda tech hopes to reduce traffic congestion

The self-driving car has been shown off by both Google and GM, and while Honda hasn’t quite made the full jump, the company is working on predictive technology. Honda’s new technology can analyze driving patterns, as well as surrounding traffic, in order to determine if the driver is going to add even more confusion to traffic jams.

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Hulu users vote Honda’s ad as top Super Bowl commercial

Hulu users vote Honda’s ad as top Super Bowl commercial

Video streaming service Hulu teamed up with advertising group Ad Age to create an online portal that featured Super Bowl ads from this year and years past. Immediately after the big game, while much of the country was busy cheering and reveling, there were some dedicated commercial fans who voted on Hulu to choose their favorite ad of the night. The winner of the unofficial contest was actually just a teaser of one of the commercials that went live before the game - Volkswagen's "The Bark Side" ad preview.

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Acura NSX Concept channels Honda heritage with hybrid power

Acura NSX Concept channels Honda heritage with hybrid power

The much-loved Honda NSX has been reborn as the Acura NSX Concept, a Sport Hybrid all-wheel-drive tease of a new sports car Acura says we can expect on the market in around three years time. Pairing a mid-mounted V6 engine and two electric motors in a lightweight shell, the Acura NSX Concept uses a new bilateral torque adjustable control system that can instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels while cornering.

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