Los Angeles – Honda Motor Co. will launch a mobile phone-based internet system in a 2013 Honda Accord sedan. Connection system that allows the rider named HondaLink access various content such as virtual radio, podcasts, social networking to audiobooks.
Page autonews.com preach, HondaLink compatible with various types of mobile phones based on Android or Apple iPhone. Honda spokeswoman Alicia Jones said, this system will bring them level with other manufacturers such as Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are already applying the system of internet connection in the car.
After the 2013 Accord, this system will be installed at Honda Crosstour crossover variants, “she said, Thursday, July 19, 2012.
Unlike other manufacturer’s application alerts include GM OnStar or Hyundai Bluelink, HondaLink content can be obtained free of charge without the need to first subscribe to a paid provider site. In addition there was no internet connection device installation in the car because this system relies on smart phones only.
HondaLink unique content can be controlled easily. The rider can choose the desired content while driving. Concentration driving will not be much disturbed because Honda put the control panel is easy to reach, among others, the panel touch screen head unit and remote control that is embedded in the steering wheel. In some variants, Hondalink can even be accessed by voice command.
“The biggest challenge for Honda is how to make this system work without distracting the driver,” said American Honda’s Manager of Business Development, Charles Koch.