Whoa — Check Out The Honda E’s Infotainment Display
Honda has announced that reservations for its new all-electric model, simply dubbed the e, have now been open in select European markets.
Originally presented in prototype form as the Urban EV Concept two years ago, the Honda e represents a major step forward for Honda, blending retro styling with a sporty, rear-drive electric powertrain that can fast charge to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
Along with the announcement, Honda released a ton of information about the new car, but what really caught our eye was the interior — and in particular, the infotainment system.
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The Honda e boasts not one but two screens spanning 12.3 inches each, both controllable like a smartphone thanks to touch capability. You can seamlessly swap content from one screen to the other, which has some nifty uses. For example, passengers can look up directions on their side, then swipe them over to the driver.
While the car is parked, the screens can play back video, and while not in use, they’ll display pleasant images, not unlike wallpapers on a computer.
And while there are still physical buttons to play with, you probably won’t want to use them. After all, why do that when you can use the Honda Personal Assistant, a smart AI assistance that responds to your every request and command after speaking the trigger phrase, “Ok Honda”?
The infotainment system also boasts on-board Wi-Fi as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Unfortunately, the Honda e has yet to be confirmed for any market outside of Europe so far. Maybe if we make enough noise, Honda will bring it to the U.S.?
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