HondaLink infotainment ecosystem stays smart in 2014 Odyssey

Chris Burns - Mar 27, 2013
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.

This system is just one of several infotainment systems being shown off this week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. You’ll find that Honda isn’t the only one to have their eye placed squarely on the future with connectivity and entertainment options – not to mention safety options – through center consoles galore. With HondaLink, you’ll be working with keyless Smart Entry and Push Button Start – and that’s where the fun begins!

Above you’ll be seeing a very brief run-through of the 2014 Odyssey, including a quick suck-up of some Fruit Loops in the back cabin with the HondaVAC system. Just what you want in a family-aimed automobile!

With Honda’s implementation of HondaLink technology here in the 2014 Odyssey, you’ll be working with HD Radio with ease – pick up for your favorite AM, FM, or XM radio stations and place them in your favorites – access whenever you like! You’ll find a free HondaLink smartphone app available to you as well to create and customize your own personal radio stations – these stations can be many different things, including a vocalized reading of your news feed updates from Facebook and Twitter.

HondaLink is able to read out loud many different bits and pieces such as restaurant reviews, coffee shop locations, and turn-by-turn directions. You can learn a bit more about the expanded world of HondaLink in the heart-touching demonstration video below – and don’t forget to stick close to our Honda tag portal for more on Honda through the future, too!

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