Google will be collaborating with Honda for better-integrated software for totally connected cars launching in Q2, 2022.
Google has been popular for its maps service and Android Auto, which most of the cars today use. Now reports have come that Google will be collaborating with Honda for better-integrated software, and a totally connected vehicle will be launched in the US market by Q2, 2022.
Honda and Google have been collaborating since 2015 with the surface-level integration of Android Auto. It has been using Android Auto for its popular cars like the Accord since 2016. The software optimizes smartphone functions for drivers and allows Honda vehicles to offer a user experience that customers can enjoy safely and comfortably.
However, with new collaboration, Honda will further advance the UX for its customers. Using Google Assistant installed to the onboard Display Audio, the driver can complete daily tasks easily through voice commands while focusing more on driving. Drivers can send messages, get directions, control media, vehicle functions, and hands-free compatible smartphone devices. He can also effectively do other tasks such as navigating home, getting an estimated arrival time, finding the closest charging stations, and checking stores' business hours.
"It is our great pleasure to be able to offer new value for mobility and people's daily lives all around the world by combining Honda's strengths in advanced technologies in automobile development and Google's strengths in innovative information technologies, said Satoshi Takami, Operating Executive, Chief Officer in charge of MaaS Operations, Honda Motors.