Honda has joined a demonstration project for experimental vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology aimed at providing a potentially valuable energy storage resource to the nation’s electrical grid while providing for more cost-effective ownership of plug-in electric vehicles. The Honda technology builds off of the research conducted by the University of Delaware and now supported by NRG Energy, Inc
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Honda Automobiles: HMA Reaches Production Milestone in Celebration of the 3 Millionth Alabama-built Honda
Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC (HMA) celebrated a production milestone this week, completing the 3 millionth Honda vehicle built at the plant in Lincoln. The production of HMA’s milestone vehicle this week comes a little more than 12 years since the start of mass production at the $2 billion facility on Nov. 14, 2001.
Honda Automobiles: Honda Evolves In-Car Connectivity with New Display Audio Touch-Screen Interface and Next Generation HondaLink™ Technology
Advanced connected-car technology debuts in 2014 Honda Civic, followed by 2015 Fit Display Audio touchscreen brings smartphone-like functionality inside the vehicle Next gen HondaLink™ makes integrated navigation more affordable and intuitive with smartphone-powered navigation app 2014 Civic with Display Audio first Honda model with factory installed Siri™ Eyes Free mode from Apple Honda today introduced the next generation of connected-car technology to meet the evolving needs of today’s tech-savvy, always-connected consumers: Honda Display Audio and HondaLink™. Together these technologies represent the most advanced information and media connectivity package ever offered by Honda. Both new systems were demonstrated earlier today on a Google Hangout available to view on Honda’s Google+ page ( https://plus.google.com/+Honda/posts ) and will debut on the 2014 Civic, which goes on-sale tomorrow
Siri™ Eyes Free now available as a dealer installed accessory Additional Siri functionality for Honda vehicles to be announced December 3 via Google Hangout Honda today announced that select Honda and Acura models including the 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX now offer Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode as a dealer installed accessory. Customers can visit a Honda or Acura dealership to purchase and install Siri Eyes Free integration so compatible iPhone customers can direct Siri to perform tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. By reengineering the software in select vehicles (through the HondaLink™ or AcuraLink™ connected car systems) Siri seamlessly works with HandsFreeLink® via the onboard microphone and speakers
Amid an increasingly competitive mid-size field, Car and Driver magazine has once again named the Honda Accord as a winner of its prestigious annual ‘ 10Best Cars ‘ award. The achievement marks the twenty-eighth time in the award’s 31-year existence that Accord has won-more than any other vehicle and the seventeenth year in a row for Honda’s flagship sedan. “The editors at Car & Driver have long appreciated Accord’s almost singular mix of dynamic excellence and fuel efficiency balanced by a well-equipped, comfortable and practical package,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president of marketing operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “They know that it’s difficult to balance these attributes and yet it’s something the Accord has done consistently for more than three decades.” “Once again, the Accord became the standard by which the largest and most competitive class of passenger cars is judged,” said Car and Driver.
The Honda Civic, America’s best-selling compact car, extends its competitive lead and value for customers with a long list of enhancements for the 2014 model year. Building on the model year 2012 redesign and model year 2013 major refresh, the 2014 Civic features exciting and innovative upgrades including: New sportier exterior styling for Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe Interior styling upgrades for all Civic models New available CVT that enhances performance and fuel efficiency New available Display Audio with 7-inch pinch, tap and swipe touchscreen Increased engine performance on all models except Natural Gas and Hybrid Civic HF achieves a class-leading 35 mpg combined EPA rating New available features include Honda LaneWatch ™ blind spot display and Smart Entry with Push Button start “Year over year, we have continued to strengthen the competitive position of Civic with new performance, features and value for the money, and 2014 is no exception,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “This 2014 Civic is our best offering yet, and makes Civic not just the best-selling, but once again the outright best pick in the compact class.” The 2014 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe launch at Honda dealerships nationwide on December 4, 2013, followed by the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas early in 2014, and the Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan in the spring.