Honda Takes iOS Integration Further with Display Audio Devices
A week ago, Honda introduced Siri Eyes Free integration into its 2013-2014 Accord and 2013 Acura, and now it seems they are taking this “iOS in the Car” even further, as they will installing a 7″ display in the 2014 Honda Civic and 2015 Honda Fit, called “Display Audio”.
The Civic will be the first car to ship with Eyes Free Siri pre-installed. According to Honda, it will be “offering one of the largest touch-screens in its class, Display Audio uses the familiar pinch, swipe and tap functionality of a smartphone to access audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and available navigation features.
Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on a 7-inch, high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use. Standard internet-sourced music and media options, such as Pandora are built into the Display Audio interface, with the ability to create personalized stations, tap to “like” songs, and view album artwork directly from the touchscreen. Display Audio also integrates touch operation of the volume (with a quick-swipe adjustment), menu, and return functions for a modern and sleek look. Standard steering wheel controls compliment the touchscreen features as well.
Honda also announced 4 new HondaLink Apps that support low energy bluetooth. They are: