The refreshed 2016 Honda Accord is coming packed with technology, as it will be the first Honda model that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The vehicle features a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface and 7.7-inch HD display screen, Honda Sensing driver-assistive technology, and HD Radio.
Both CarPlay and Android Auto support connecting an iPhone or Android-powered smartphone in the vehicle - making it even easier to access mobile apps.
"Where else to introduce the most technologically advanced midsize sedan, the 2016 Accord, than in Silicon Valley," said John Mendel, EVP of automotive division at American Honda Motor. "Customers want their vehicles to be more intelligently integrated with their smartphone-powered lives, and we are committed to delivering that experience starting with Accord, retail car buyers' most popular vehicle the past two years."
The adoption of Android Auto and CarPlay creates a new battleground for Google and Apple - and it's an important one, as more automakers embrace connected features.