First Acura EV, 2024 ZDX, Marks First Acura Integration of Google Built-In for Seamless On-The-Go ConnectivityJun 6th, 2023
- All-new Acura ZDX comes with available Google built-in which includes the latest apps and services like Google Assistant, Google Maps and more on Google Play
- ZDX also will feature standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
- First Acura zero-emissions vehicle, ZDX will go on sale early 2024
The all-new Acura 2024 ZDX, the first EV from Acura, will feature the performance brand’s first integration of Googlei built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity when it arrives early 2024.
Available on all ZDX trims, apps like Google Assistant and Google Maps, and more on Google Play, help deliver a connected, personalized and more streamlined driving experience.
“Offering Canadian Acura customers available Google Built-in technology in our first fully electrified vehicle will enhance their premium ownership experience,” says James Marchand, Assistant Vice President, Acura Canada. “The ZDX and ZDX Type S are just the first steps in our rapid journey toward a digital and electrified future, Google Built-in applications, integrated features and services are class-leading connectivity solutions that will be a part of the future of our brand and products.”
An enhanced version of Google Maps for EV customers will offer Acura ZDX drivers optimized route planning for recharging, finding charging stations along the way to minimize travel time. Google Maps can also estimate the charging timeii required to reach the destination and can initiate preconditioning of the EV battery when the destination is a DC Fast charging station. Battery preconditioning can reduce charge times, getting customers back on the road quickly.
With Google Assistant, users can get things done while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Users can easily call or text a friend, set reminders, change the temperature in the car or navigate to their next destination using just their voice. Users also can ask Google Assistant to set their destination in Google Maps, and the route map will be displayed on the instrument cluster.
Drivers can control their media by asking Google Assistant to skip to the next track or rewind a podcast using the driver’s favorite media apps. Google Play enables users to download various 3rd-party apps for music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more, just like they would on their smartphone.
In addition to the embedded Google apps, several other intuitive technologies have been smartly integrated into ZDX’s high-tech cabin as standard equipment, including a digital driver instrumentation display, a large center touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™iii compatibility and Acura’s first pocket type wireless smartphone charger.
Acura ZDX will benefit from fast and secure Over the Air (OTA) software updates to key vehicle computer modules, enhancing functionality and capability.
More details about the all-new Acura ZDX and ZDX Type S can be found here.
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About Acura Canada
Acura is the performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates an exciting driving experience. The Acura lineup features four distinctive models – the Integra sports sedan, TLX performance luxury sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. The TLX, MDX and Integra come in a Type S variant, the pinnacle expression of performance engineering and technology, Acura’s commitment to Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 35th anniversary in Canada in 2022 and has grown to include over 50 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca.