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Honda announces new City-Brake safety system

Honda announces new City-Brake safety system

One of the most common situations for drivers to have accidents is in low-speed traffic within a city. Drivers become distracted and before you know it rear end collisions happen. A number of automakers around the world have been introducing systems to improve safety and help prevent rear end collisions. Ford has offered this sort of system on some of its vehicles for a while that activates flashing lights, an audible alarm, and then hits the brakes if needed.

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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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HondaLink telematics system promises interesting features for smartphones

HondaLink telematics system promises interesting features for smartphones

Honda has announced a partnership with two other companies to develop the HondaLink telematics service. The other two companies include design firm frog and DENTSU Inc. The telematics service allows drivers to establish new forms of communication and companionship with their vehicles. The system uses apps that will be available for the iPhone and Android devices.

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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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Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles over brake issue

Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles over brake issue

Honda has ended up recalling 250,000 vehicles because a brake defect that would randomly and automatically apply pressure to the brakes for a split second when the driver began to apply the brakes. Honda said that the brake force applied would sometimes "exceed the driver's intended input."

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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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Honda recalls 835,000 more vehicles, this time over faulty airbags

Honda recalls 835,000 more vehicles, this time over faulty airbags

On December 12, Honda recalled 800,000 vehicles over issues with the parking brake that could leave the car rolling downhill at an inopportune moment. Now the manufacturer is being forced to recall 835,000 more vehicles, this time due to an issue with the airbags. Both recalls involve the Honda Odyssey minivan and Honda Pilot.

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2015 Acura NSX concept revealed at NAIAS 2013

2015 Acura NSX concept revealed at NAIAS 2013

Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Honda officially unveiled the 2015 Acura NSX. It's the company's second try at an NSX concept, after they revealed the 2012 NSX concept at last year's show. This new model looks relatively the same overall, with just a few minor changes coming in 2015.

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