Honda Takes Another Step into the Connected Car World

Honda is a little ahead of some manufacturers when it comes to adding new features into their dashboard infotainment systems. From Bloomberg:

Honda Motor Co. unveiled a refreshed Accord at the opening of its expanded Silicon Valley Lab. For the 2016 model year, the midsize sedan and coupe will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

It will also have Honda Sensing, the company’s name for its suite of safety and driver-assisting technology that gives the car semi-autonomous capabilities, such as lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control that adjusts to the speed of traffic.

“Where else to introduce the most technologically advanced midsize sedan, the 2016 Accord, than in Silicon Valley?” John Mendel, Honda’s top sales executive in the U.S., said in a statement.

Keep reading. Watch for other manufacturers to race down this same road.

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