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Honda Introduces 2016 Civic With CarPlay and Android Auto Support

Honda on Wednesday at YouTube Space LA introduced the redesigned 2016 Civic with CarPlay and Android Auto support. The tenth-generation sedan will be the second Honda vehicle to support CarPlay alongside the 2016 Accord as the Japanese car maker continues its 2016 vehicle rollout.

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Apple has listed Honda as a CarPlay partner on its website for quite some time, but the car maker waited until its 2016 lineup to introduce the iPhone-based dashboard system. GM is also supporting CarPlay and Android Auto in 2016 across its Chevrolet, Cadillac, Corvette, Buick and GMC vehicle brands.

CarPlay connects to iPhone and provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps such as Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. The in-dash software uses Siri and also interfaces with your vehicle's knobs, dials and buttons.

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Tags: Android Auto, Honda


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9 months ago
Does the civic come in rose gold?
Rating: 11 Votes
9 months ago
The Apple Maps should be a huge upgrade from the Honda Maps GPS.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago
Someday cars will have updates to onboard systems to give you the freedom of new options without having to buy a new car to get it. Perhaps I am dreaming, naturally...
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago

Are you serious?


Yes, I have had the Honda maps direct me to some random gas station that was 2,000 miles away when I was looking for the nearest gas station. The interface is just terrible. Maybe it was improved recently and I am not aware of those improvements.
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago

Is that like saying one broken leg isn't quite as bad as two broken legs ?

Should not it be kias for droid owners and beemers for ios users considering the massive amount of differences in their salary levels ? #justsaying


Sorry Billy. No one is going to feed you this morning.
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago

Someday cars will have updates to onboard systems to give you the freedom of new options without having to buy a new car to get it. Perhaps I am dreaming, naturally...


www.teslamotors.com (http://www.teslamotors.com) ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
9 months ago

Any idea when wireless CarPlay will available?


iOS 9 supports wireless CarPlay but it requires the car audio head unit to have supported it. I am still waiting for Pioneer to release their firmware update to enable the NEX series do this.

(one advantage i see with wired CarPlay though — if you neatly tucked away the dangling lightning cable somehow — is that your phone stays charged always.)
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

after the first car, you trade in your existing car and it's like a 30% down payment towards the new car. and then i've known people who bought used cars and they were always proud of how much money they would put into them to replace struts and lots of other parts that wear away. just buy a new car


I have a fairly simple rule for my car replacement.

if the cost of maintenance per year exceeds the finance I would pay per year, Time to trade in and get something new.

My first car lasted me 3 years. what a piece of ****.
My Second car lasted me 7 years.
This car has lasted me almost 4 years... thoug. i'm just bored of it. judging by the fact that all i spend is 2 oil changes a year, new windshield wipers, chances are this car will last me another 20 years.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

Someday cars will have updates to onboard systems to give you the freedom of new options without having to buy a new car to get it. Perhaps I am dreaming, naturally...


I had the "pleasure" of a rental with MS Sync recently, god, makes me want to get a car without a stereo/dash system next time I am forced to buy a car. It was horrifically bad UX/UI. It highlights a problem I have with integrated electronics these days. This constant stream of features which are good/usable for a fraction of the lifespan of the larger device is infuriating. It's the same reason I have not upgraded my A/V receiver recently, features come and go but 99% of the time all you need is a good amp.
Rating: 2 Votes
9 months ago

Lol, did you not read the part where I said I'd get the Apple Car when it can do the driving for me? Besides, I was poking fun at myself and my old car. Sheesh, you young whippersnappers are so cranky!

I just want the technology to be really advanced when I trade in my beloved car which was, in its day, touted as a "different kind of car, from a different kind of company". Which I guess it was, given that it's given me over two decades of trouble free service and I still see others like it from the same era on the road quite often.

I don't have the inclination nor the money to try the interim phases of tech on new cars every other year when my old car works great and the really futuristic model I'd really like to have is on the horizon and may appear by the time my old car is ready to give up the road.

+1. Drive it 'til the wheels fall off.
Rating: 2 Votes

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