As expected, car manufacturers have begun incorporating the two hottest in-car infotainment softwares in their vehicles - Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The latest automaker is Honda, which announced that its upcoming 2016 Civic models will offer both options to customers.
Here are more details from that press release from Honda...
Honda's 10th Generation Civic Sedan for North America
Calling it the "most ambitious remake of Civic ever," Honda has announced the following features for the 2016 version of its bestselling car:
- Two new powertrains, including first Honda turbo engine in the U.S.
- Available Honda Sensing technologies
- Compatible with Apple CarPlay, the smarter, simpler way to use your iPhone in the car
- Also supports Android Auto
- New styling includes significant use of LED lighting
- New platform and package yields largest cabin in compact class
The dashboard in the new Civic will feature a new, 7-inch high definition Display Audio touchscreen. Furthermore, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
With CarPlay and Android Auto, drivers will have the latest smartphone integration software at their disposal. Honda hasn't mentioned whether CarPlay will work wirelessly though, a feature that Apple has included in iOS 9. So still no news on which upcoming vehicles will support wireless CarPlay yet.