Future Honda models will be equipped with Google’s technology, starting in the second half of 2022 in North America. This is what the two entities announced this week, the technology giant , after having succeeded with Polestar and Volvo, will implement its connectivity service on board a brand new model of the Japanese brand.
At the time of writing, the identity of this brand new model is not yet known, but it would not be surprising if this vehicle is the next CR-V, the new generation of which has been spotted a few times on the roads of the continent. Launched in 2017, the compact crossover is due for a complete redesign, especially considering the importance of this category.
The collaboration between Google and Honda has been going on since 2015, when Android Auto technology was introduced on board the 2016 Honda Accord. This new agreement will enhance the user experience, if we are to believe what both partners say. In fact, the first contacts with the technology aboard the Polestar 2 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge have been very conclusive, with the Google universe integrated into the infotainment system of these two vehicles proving to be very user-friendly and easy to use on a daily basis.
Among the Google functions installed on board this new Honda model, we find the Google voice assistance that allows you to accomplish certain tasks while keeping your attention on the road. We’re talking about tasks like sending messages, getting directions, controlling phones without the use of hands and much more.
The integrated Google Maps navigation offers the same benefits as the one installed on a smart device. Drivers can estimate the time of arrival at their destination, find the nearest gas station or even find store hours.
With the Google Play tool, users can download their favorite applications and use them directly through the vehicle’s touch screen.
The first vehicle with Google technology will be on the market in the second half of 2022, so the wait won’t be too long to discover this new way to interact with a Honda vehicle. The technology will then be extended to other models of the brand.