The 2023 Honda Accord features the OEM’s first integration of Google built-in to enable seamless on-the-go connectivity. The technology will come as standard on the top specification Accord Touring, and will features apps such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and many more, which will be available for download from Google Play.
Several other technologies have also been integrated as standard on board the Accord Touring and include a 10.2in digital instrument display and Honda’s largest ever 12.3in center touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Furthermore, the new vehicle benefits from a 6in head-up display, Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging and a premium Bose audio system comprising 12 speakers. All Honda Accords are capable of undergoing over-the-air updates to ensure vehicle modules stay up to date while improving functionality for customers over the vehicle’s service life.
Google Assistant increases safety as users can keep their eyes on the road ahead while carrying out a call or text. Reminders can also be set, in addition to changing the interior temperature of the Accord. Furthermore, Google Assistant enables occupants to set destinations within Google Maps using voice commands, with the route displayed in the vehicle’s instrument cluster. Media can also be changed using voice commands.
“For Honda customers, vehicle connectivity is becoming essential, providing features and services that deliver intuitive, easy-to-use and access functions that make time spent in vehicles more fun and productive,” said Jay Joseph, vice president of CASE & Energy for American Honda Motor Co. “Our longstanding in-vehicle tech collaboration with Google helped enable the seamless integration of Google built-in features in the all-new 2023 Honda Accord.”