During an event in Silicon Valley yesterday, Honda announced that its first vehicle to come equipped with Android Auto will be the brand new 2016 Honda Accord. Honda claims that this new model will be among the first wave of “high-volume” cars to feature both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Both Sedan and Coupe models of the 2016 Accord will feature a 7.0-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface, which is where the Android Auto interface will be shown. There’s also a slightly larger, 7.7-inch display mounted in the dash that can be controlled with steering wheel. This secondary screen will show you audio settings, turn-by-turn directions, Rearview Camera displays and more.
The 2016 Accord models will also come equipped with the company’s driver-assistive technologies, Honda Sensing. This includes notable safety features such as Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control. All 2016 Accords will also come with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, making the car much more safe when backing up.
Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be available in EX and above trims beginning in August. We’re sure Honda will integrate Android Auto into future models of its vehicles in the future, though information on that is scarce at the moment.