All-New Accord Adds Google built-in to its List of Must-have TechnologiesDec 13th, 2022
- 2023 Accord marks Honda’s first integration of Google built-in, including Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play with the latest apps and services
- Google built-in is standard on the top-line Accord Touring Hybrid
Stacked with must-have technology, the all-new 2023 Honda Accord arrives at Honda dealers next month featuring Honda’s first integration of Google built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity.
Standard on the top-line Accord Touring Hybrid, Google built-in includes Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play with the latest apps and services such as Google Cloud’s Speech-to-Text service, navigation and live traffic updates.
“Honda incorporates the latest technological advancements to our products, the connected vehicle is essential to integrating services that create an experience Canadian consumers are looking for,” says Steve Hui Assistant Vice President Honda Canada. “The Google built-in features included in the all-new 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid are the latest chapter in our collaboration with Google in providing the connected vehicle enhancements our customers expect.”
In addition to Google built-in, a number of intuitive technologies have been smartly integrated as standard features in the Accord Touring, including: a 10.2-inch digital driver instrumentation display, a 12.3-inch centre touchscreen (Honda’s largest ever) with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, a 6-inch head-up display, Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging and a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system.
Moreover, all Accords come standard with expanded and improved Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology with its new front sensor camera and radar system. And all Accords benefit from quick and easy Over the Air (OTA) software updates to nearly all vehicle computer modules, enhancing functionality and capability.
Google built-in is augmented by Google Cloud’s Speech-to-Text service that features incredibly accurate automatic speech recognition for in-vehicle voice-control of vehicle functions such as climate control functions. For example, voice assistant enables users to set their destination in Google Maps without taking their eyes off the road with the route map then displayed in the instrument cluster.
Google Assistant capability also includes the voice operation of media apps as well as smartphone functions such as texting and making a call. Google Play enables users to download various existing and future 3rd-party apps for music, podcasts and audiobooks.
Sleek, powerful and electrified, the all-new 11th generation Honda Accord reinvigorates the midsize sedan segment with sophisticated design and an advanced fourth-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system that’s more powerful for a sporty and exhilarating driving experience, while also achieving high fuel efficiency. Inside, a new sporty and modern interior offers fine craftsmanship and high-quality materials.
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Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and almost 10 million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V are currently built. Honda Canada has invested over $6.5 billion in Canada, and each year sources over $3 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Since its inception, Honda Canada has sold over five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada through a dealer network of more than 280 dealerships across the country. For more information, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.