Honda (Finally!) Previews Next-Generation Infotainment System

Let's face the facts. Honda has been lagging a bit behind in the infotainment system dept. compared to its competitors. While Ford has updated its Sync system and Kia has updated its UVO infotainment system recently towards big improvements, the same can't really be said for Honda. The brand's system was getting a bit outdated, but that will soon change when the Japanese auto brand premieres its HondaLink system later this month.

The details are still a bit hazy, as we don't yet know if the new system will use smartphone technology or a built-in modem, but Wired magazine does report that it will no longer use satellite data to access connected services. Earlier this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Honda announced its partnership with Aha Radio, which allows users to stream thousands of audio feeds. The 2013 Honda Accord will be the first Honda vehicle available with this application, as well as (perhaps) the Siri Eyes Free function from Apple.

The restructured HondaLink system will officially debut in the Honda Fit EV, but this vehicle will only be in select markets, so many drivers won't truly benefit until it's available in the 2013 Honda Accord.

Here at Barber Honda, conveniently located at 4500 Wible Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93313, we can't wait for the new system to appear! Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, be sure to check out our great selection of new Honda vehicles. Serving the greater Valencia, CA area, we're sure to have the model you're looking for!

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