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Honda starts Google-based vehicle production with Accord

Using the Honda Accord, which has been produced since 1972, the driver will be able to change the temperature in the vehicle with the voice command or listen to the song he wants without connecting to the phone.

Honda‘s 2023 Accord Touring isamong automakers adopting built-in Google apps. The tool, which will allow users to access Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Play Store, will do this through a 12.3-inch infotainment screen.

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Using the Honda Accord, which has been produced since 1972, the driver will be able to change the temperature in the vehicle with voice command or listen to the song he wants without connecting to the phone. Honda did not share information on how it will charge for this service and whether it will have this service built into its other vehicles. 

Who are the other brands?

Among the companies that have adopted Google’s practices are GM and Volvo. GM even offers three years of free built-in Google access. But it provides this service for a $15 subscription. Honda’s other strong competitor, Ford, has also announced that it will start using it from 2023.

It came to the fore with the news that it will establish a software platform to develop Android Automotive-based cars together with Google and Renault . It has been announced that the platform will center the software-defined tool, namely Google’s Android Automotive infrastructure. It was stated that the automotive company will use Google’s cloud system to produce smarter cars.

Honda announced last October that the electric car produced in partnership with Sony-Honda will be introduced to the US market in 2026 . Yasuhide Mizuno, one of the senior executives of Sony Honda Mobility, announced that they will start electric vehicle production at Honda’s factory in North America.

He stated that the vehicles will be introduced to the Japanese market in the second half of 2026, when they will be launched in the USA the same year. A clear date has not been given for when it will enter the European market. It was noted that vehicle sales will only be made online, not through dealers. A clear date has not been given for when it will enter the European market. Sony Honda Mobility aims to include Level 3 autonomous driving system in its electric vehicles. The sensor technology of the electric car will be produced by Sony.

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