Starting with the 2016 Accord, Honda cars will feature Android Auto and CarPlay support


Honda’s upcoming cars will feature support for both Apple’s Car Play and Google’s Android Auto platforms, the car manufacturer announced today.

Set to become available this August, the first of the company’s vehicles that will see the two systems integrated into it will be the 2016 Accord. Dubbed the “most high-tech Accord ever,” the car will also feature Honda Sensing, the company’s assisted-driving technology.

Honda says the Accord’s 7-inch display will be an “intuitive and easy-to-use capacitive touchscreen that lets users swipe, tap and pinch—just like on a tablet or smartphone—to control the vehicle’s audio system, display settings and other advanced features.”


Both CarPlay and Android Auto are vehicle information platforms that enable users to perform various functions, including navigating a music library, accessing maps and displaying messages, with a built-in touchscreen dashboard.

Related: Hands-on with CarPlay and Android Auto

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