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2016 Honda Accord Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

2016 Honda Accord includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on driving the nation.

Davis Adams, Honda PR, explains to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation how Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on driving work inside the 2016 Honda Accord.

The 2016 Honda Accord is the first mass-produced vehicle to allow Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a choice in a vehicle.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow smartphone users to bring their iPhone or Android ingot Accord’s Display Audio touchscreen with a single, dedicated USB cable connection and, in the case of Android Auto, automatic Bluetooth phone pairing.

Once a compatible iPhone or Android smartphone is connected, the user simply selects the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto option on the Accord’s Audio system’s home screen to gain access to certified applications and functions. These functions include audio streaming, voice-to-text, smartphone-enabled navigation, podcasts, and more.

You can watch Davis use voice activation controlled by the steering wheel-mounted button, while approved apps and other smartphone functions are selected using the 7-inch capacitive touchscreen.

Davis explains which groups can use Apple Maps or Google Maps and it’s turn-by-turn directions which are displayed on the 7.7-inch i-MID.

Disconnecting the phone or deselecting the CarPlay® or Android Auto feature returns the user returned to the native Honda system and all of its features and functions, including Honda’s embedded navigation capabilities (EX-L Navi and Touring trims).

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.