2018 Honda Odyssey: How to Use the Advanced Rear Entertainment System

The Advanced Rear Entertainment System can be operated with the Honda-provided remote control. The system is kid-friendly and easy to use. Learn how to watch a DVD or a Blu-ray™ disc, play games or even watch a stored movie from an HDMI device. If the vehicle is connected to a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot or has the built-in 4G LTE cellular connection with data plan, you can stream audio and video by selecting any of the built-in apps found on the MENU screen. Learn more at http://owners.honda.com/vehicles/info….

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Honda Announces New Automated Driving Goal

Honda Announces New Automated Driving Goal

Honda today announced that it is targeting the year 2025 for the introduction of vehicles with highly-automated driving capability in most driving situations (SAE Level 4). This new goal builds upon earlier-announced plans for Honda vehicles to have highly-automated freeway driving capability (SAE Level 3) by 2020. These are critical steps in Honda’s commitment to contribute to a collision-free society.

The freeway driving test-drive demonstration was conducted on a closed test course using a vehicle equipped with an advanced suite of sensors, showing the capability for automated driving system utilization on a multi-lane freeway in the presence of traffic. The test vehicle utilizes an advanced sensor package that includes multiple cameras, as well as five LiDAR sensors and five radar sensors.

A second driving scenario, simulating a common urban driving experience, was conducted using the latest generation of Honda artificial intelligence (AI) with Deep Learning capability. Equipped with camera sensors only and no LIDAR or GPS, Honda’s AI with Deep Learning can sense and respond to complex driving environments and situations, such as roads without proper lane markings. The system can also detect pedestrians and bicyclists at night with only partial visibility, and through the accumulation of experience using advanced AI, the system can improve its ability to predict an outcome and take appropriate action.

The SAE defines automated driving based on six levels of capability, from zero to five. SAE Level 4 or “high automation” means the vehicle can handle all driving tasks in most driving situations, with possible exceptions including inclement weather conditions or unusual driving environments, where the driver would be required to resume control.

Honda is rapidly advancing its deployment of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies in Honda vehicles on the road today through its Honda Sensing and AcuraWatch suite of features, which serve as both a perceptual and technological bridge to the highly automated vehicles the future. Nearly a half-million Honda and Acura vehicles on U.S. roads today are equipped with these technologies, which include autonomous emergency braking via the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Honda Sensing was first introduced on the 2015 Honda CR-V and has since been applied to the Honda Civic, the Pilot SUV, the Ridgeline pickup, and the just-launched 2018 Odyssey minivan. Today, approximately one-third of new Honda models sold are equipped with Honda Sensing.

For a demonstration of the new safety features currently available, please call us at (866) 300-4805 to schedule a test drive.

How to Use HondaLink’s Find My Car Feature

How to Use HondaLink’s Find My Car Feature

Stay connected with your vehicle, no matter where you are. Get customized convenience and connectivity at your fingertips with the easy-to-use HondaLink app that you can download from the Apple App Store or from Google Play.

The video above shows how it can help you find your car in a giant parking lot, or multi-level parking garage.

Here are a few of the additional features that HondaLink offers:

Remote Start
Arrive at your vehicle with the engine warmed up and the interior set to a comfortable temperature.

Security Alarm Alert
Receive timely alerts when your vehicle alarm is triggered.

Stolen Vehicle Locator
Help find your stolen vehicle. The system uses sophisticated technology to assist the authorities with finding your Honda.

Remote Lock and Unlock
Whether you’re locked out or forgot to lock up, count on quick, keyless entry and remote assurance from almost anywhere.

Geofence Alert
Keep tabs on your vehicle’s location with alerts that notify you when it enters or leaves a designated area.

Speed Alert
Receive alerts when your vehicle exceeds a speed limit you set ahead of time.

Destination by Voice
Set a destination with your voice and get directions sent to your vehicle.

To see if HondaLink is compatible with your Honda model, visit https://hondalink.honda.com/#/compatibility or stop in today for a demonstration of the many exciting features available on today’s new Hondas. We’re also just a phone call away at (866) 300-4805.