Honda Automobiles: 2018 Honda Odyssey Press Kit

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Honda’s many modernized family-friendly party and connectivity record is engineered into a new Odyssey. Available facilities embody an all-new 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface with a new, Honda-developed, Android-based handling system, new customizable app tiles and shortcuts and some-more absolute voice approval engine. Integrated with Display Audio, a new Odyssey facilities both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ harmony for a initial time.

Odyssey is also a initial Honda indication to underline Over-The-Air System Updates for a Display Audio and Rear Entertainment Systems. Software updates released by Honda can be downloaded by a patron regulating any Wi-Fi tie – during home, on a highway or during their Honda dealer. Updates can also be downloaded around USB in a vehicle, or by a permitted built-in 4G LTE mobile connection.

The Odyssey’s Display Audio element also enables simplified smartphone connectivity and offers permitted 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. A new 10.2-inch, ceiling-mounted Rear Entertainment System with DVD, CD and Blu-ray™ front capability is also available. New for 2018, a element can play calm that is streamed from a permitted in-vehicle 4G LTE capability or regulating a customer’s smartphone and information devise (as a hotspot). And for extent family connectivity a Odyssey sports an array of ports and plugs for a far-reaching operation of electronic devices, including adult to 3 USB ports, all with 2.5-amp charging capacity.

Odyssey EX-L N/R and aloft trims also underline a new embedded, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ grown in team-work with Garmin® featuring some-more minute three-dimensional mapping, turn-by-turn directions that seem in a categorical instrument arrangement and minute trade information.

Available Odyssey Audio and Connectivity Features

  • New 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio system*
  • New-generation “2.0” SiriusXM® Radio*
  • Apple CarPlay*
  • Android Auto*
  • Siri Eyes Free*
  • 4G LTE*
  • Blu-ray™/DVD/CD Rear Entertainment System (RES)*
  • “Smart TV” form calm streaming to vehicle*
  • Wireless streaming from Android inclination to RES*
  • HondaLink®

*First for Odyssey

Odyssey LX Audio
The Odyssey LX has a customary 150-watt AM/FM radio audio element with 7 speakers including a subwoofer and a USB port6 to concede a tie of other concordant devices. The audio element has a 5-inch (diagonal) arrangement shade and required knobs and buttons to control a several functions.

8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen
The all-new Display Audio element customary in a 2018 Odyssey EX, EX-L, EX-L NR, Touring and Elite is a many modernized element ever offering by Honda. The 8-inch touchscreen lets we swipe, daub and splash – only like on a inscription or smartphone – to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized features. The discerning and easy-to-use element has a simplified menu structure, customizable shortcuts for ordinarily used facilities and customizable app locations. On a EX, EX-L, EX-L NR and Touring trims, a 150-watt audio element has 7 speakers including a subwoofer. The Elite trim gets an 550-watt element with 11 speakers including a subwoofer.

Premium audio element orator locations

The Odyssey’s Display Audio element offers incomparable capability than any prior Honda system, with AM/FM, HD Radio, SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HondaLink calm among a many permitted calm channels. Odyssey trims with a Rear Entertainment System (RES) can play CDs in a same expostulate that plays DVDs and Blu Ray media as well.

The EX-L NR, Touring and Elite embody Display Audio with a entirely integrated and entirely featured Garmin-developed Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with invariably updated trade information.

With a Display Audio’s new handling system, icons imitative smartphone apps are displayed on a high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, creation a interface discerning and easy to use.

Much like a smartphone, apps can be changed and rearranged on any page, or dark on a touchscreen. You can also revive a dark app to a Home shade by accessing a “all apps” list and checking a box. A contingent of onscreen by-pass buttons are customizable, so we can confirm what 3 facilities we wish to have consistent entrance to.

Utilizing a new Honda-developed handling element built on Android, a Odyssey’s Display Audio is also simply updatable and upgradeable. An refurbish can be downloaded to a USB stick, around Wi-Fi from any permitted network, or for those opting for a Odyssey’s information plan, directly to a conduct section around permitted 4G LTE if a Odyssey has an active information plan.

Multi-Zone Audio
Odyssey Elite facilities Multi-Zone Audio, that allows a motorist to quick and simply change a listening sourroundings in a vehicle. By regulating a Display Audio touchscreen, a motorist can name among 4 zones: Driver Only, Front Only, Rear Only and Full Vehicle. Multi-Zone Audio eliminates a need to manually adjust Balance and Fader controls in an bid to grasp identical results. “Front Only” mode is automatically selected when a Rear Entertainment System is on.

4G LTE Wi-Fi
Odyssey Touring and Elite models underline an embedded Telematics Control Unit (TCU) that provides an ATT 4G LTE tie inside a vehicle. The element includes a 90-day/3GB (whichever comes first) giveaway trial, followed by a customer-paid subscription plan. With a improved receiver than in customary smartphones, a element mostly offers aloft reception. The Wi-Fi network can support adult to 7 devices, and enables “Smart TV” character streaming of name video calm to a Rear Entertainment System (RES), in serve to streaming from concordant Android inclination to a RES. Users can also name to implement their concordant smartphone and information devise as a Wi-Fi hotspot to tide content.

Apple CarPlay
Odyssey EX models and above offer customary Apple CarPlay compatibility. By joining a iPhone to a automobile regulating a phone’s USB wire (supplied with a phone) and a Odyssey’s USB information port, CarPlay facilities can be accessed.
CarPlay takes a many renouned functions and facilities of a user’s concordant iPhone and puts them on a Odyssey’s Display Audio touchscreen display. You can get directions, send and accept messages, listen to audio books and music, all in a approach that allows we to stay some-more focused on a road. CarPlay facilities Siri voice control and is specifically designed for customary pushing scenarios. It also works with a Odyssey’s controls – both on a audio touchscreen and a steering-wheel mounted controls, so we don’t need to collect adult your phone.

CarPlay includes entrance to Apple Maps, that can yield turn-by-turn directions, trade conditions, and estimated transport time. CarPlay can also envision where we many expected wish to go regulating addresses from your email, calm messages, contacts, and calendars.

CarPlay is concordant with iPhones that underline a tiny Lighting connector, not comparison iPhones with a incomparable 30-pin connector.

Android Auto
Odyssey EX models and above offer customary Android Auto compatibility. By joining a concordant Android phone to a automobile regulating a phone’s USB wire (supplied with a phone) and a Odyssey’s USB information port, a Android Auto height is enabled.

Android Auto puts some of your phone’s many useful Apps on a Odyssey’s audio display. You can get directions, send and accept messages, listen to audio books and music, all though a need to collect adult your phone. Android Auto works with a Odyssey’s controls – both on a audio touchscreen and a steering wheel-mounted controls – so it’s elementary and discerning to use.

Android Auto’s voice control is specifically designed for customary pushing scenarios. A curated preference of permitted Android Auto apps is designed for use in a Odyssey, and are designed to assistance minimize a intensity for motorist distraction.

Android includes entrance to Google Maps, that can yield turn-by-turn directions, live trade conditions, line superintendence and more.

Android Auto is designed to work with Android phones regulating 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.

SiriusXM® Radio
A new era 2.0 chronicle of SiriusXM® Radio is a customary underline in a EX and above trims, and it provides some-more than 165 channels of digital programming with nearby CD-quality sound. The SiriusXM® vigilance is beamed from dual promote satellites positioned in geostationary circuit above Earth. The beams from these dual promote satellites mix to camber a whole continental United States and some of Canada.

SiriusXM® Radio programming includes channels clinging to music, sports, talk, traffic, weather, children’s programming and entertainment. When a audio element plays SiriusXM® Radio, a audio element displays a stream category, station, strain pretension or artist’s name.

This latest era of SiriusXM includes many all-new features, including pause, quick brazen and rewind. There is also an Instant Replay underline that allows listeners rewind a strain they are now listening to, or rewind a song/program on any of a presets. A new Sports Flash underline lets we listen to your favorite programming, and if your favorite group creates a large play in a live diversion that is being promote on SiriusXM, we will accept an on-screen alert. With a hold of a soft-key we can hear adult to 30 seconds of audio before and including a large play.

The Display Audio element with subsequent era HondaLink allows a customer’s digital lifestyle to seamlessly confederate with a automobile and provides entrance to a universe of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based height connects business to online calm both inside and outward a car. The tie between a element and a user’s smartphone is done by a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface. A HondaLink phone app provides permitted entrance for many services including plcae searches, inner weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, use scheduling by phone, and entrance to a automobile Owners Guide.

Siri Eyes Free
Adding another new reward feature, Odyssey EX and above confederate Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode. Compatible iPhone® users will be means to work Siri by informed voice commands by dire and holding a TALK symbol on a steering circle when their iPhone is interconnected around Bluetooth®. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even serve and helps to minimize a intensity for daze by gripping a iOS device’s shade from lighting up.

Owners can approach Siri to perform a series of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on a highway and their hands on a wheel. Capabilities include:

  • Send calm messages and e-mails
  • Read incoming calm messages and emails
  • Set adult calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
  • Check a weather
  • Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when a audio element is set to Bluetooth® Audio or iPod mode)
  • Sports scores and batch quotes

SMS Text Messaging
The Odyssey EX and above trims have a customary SMS calm summary duty that can review incoming texts aloud over a audio system, and concede a motorist to respond with any of 6 factory-preset messages. The element works with SMS-capable dungeon phones utilizing Blackberry or Android handling systems that have an active information devise and a Message Access Profile (MAP) and others. Apple iPhone models do not support this feature, though Siri Eyes Free Mode (iPhone 5, 6 and 7 during time of launch) offers a ability to initiate, hear and respond to calm messages around voice commands.
Once a concordant phone is interconnected with a Odyssey’s Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system, a user can capacitate a calm messaging function. When a phone receives a calm message, an warning appears on a audio touchscreen. Using a touchscreen, a motorist can name to have a summary review aloud, can name among a preset respond choices, or can call a sender – all though touching a phone.
To assistance equivocate motorist distraction, a calm of a incoming summary is not displayed on shade unless a delivery is in Park.
Available bureau preset calm replies:

  • Talk to we later, I’m driving.
  • I’m on my way.
  • I’m regulating late.
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Odyssey models, a element wirelessly connects a driver’s dungeon phone to a vehicle’s audio system. This allows a motorist to make or answer dungeon phone calls though stealing hands from a steering wheel. The element is concordant with Bluetooth®-enabled dungeon phones that have a Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of concordant phones can be found during or 

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® enables audio files to be played by a vehicle’s audio element wirelessly with a underline called Bluetooth® Audio. If a concordant audio device is paired, it allows a Bluetooth® device’s media to be played wirelessly by a audio system. Cell phone inclination that support a Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 concede a arrangement of metadata for artist, manuscript and lane name on a audio screen. The vehicle’s audio controls for “skip forward” and “skip backward” concede for navigation from lane to track.

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
Standard on a Odyssey EX-L NR, Touring and Elite, a integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS record to yield drivers with turn-by-turn superintendence to their selected destination. This all-new navigation system, grown in team-work with Garmin, offers many improvements, including extended graphics, speed extent display, customized automobile icons, 3D buildings and terrain, turn-by-turn directions displayed in a instrument cluster and more. The element includes giveaway map database updates for adult to 5 years (initial squeeze and one yearly refurbish any year for 4 years). The element includes a HD Digital Traffic feature, that alerts a motorist to stream trade conditions and can arrangement swap routes around gridlock. It facilities stretched coverage including many aspect streets within a U.S., permitting a motorist to name faster, reduction undiluted routes. HD Digital Traffic is subscription-free.

The navigation element can be tranquil by voice or by a 8-inch capacitive touch-screen audio arrangement utilizing a tap, splash and appropriate functionality. The voice-activation element can respond to some-more infrequent authority phrases that need reduction user familiarization, in serve to a prior capability of being means to know oral city and travel names. This proof relates to audio functionality of a audio/information screen. The navigation element can also be tranquil by voice with required navigation commands like, “Find nearest Chinese restaurant” or “find nearest ATM.”

The audio element is automatically pale when a “Talk” symbol is pressed. The voice-recognition record allows a motorist to simply pronounce city and travel names aloud, and a element responds by displaying a matches permitted in a database. Points of seductiveness on a map – such as restaurants or grocery stores – can be displayed with code trademark icons or we can have a element yield turn-by-turn navigation, all by voice command. The large point-of-interest (POI) database includes write numbers that can be dialed by regulating a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® element when a driver’s mobile write is connected to a system.

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS in multiple with minute information from a vehicle’s mapping element to pinpoint a vehicle’s plcae and to yield a horde of useful mapping and lane superintendence features. The system’s receiver receives positioning information from a network of 24 tellurian positioning satellites. If a receiver is blocked by a tunnel, a parking garage or a high building, an inner gyroscopic element and a speed sensor lane a plcae of a automobile so that a map information stays stream and reliable. The automobile time is exclusively tranquil by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, a time will automatically set itself to a stream time.

Rear Entertainment System (EX-L NR, Touring and Elite)
The Odyssey’s permitted state-of-the-art, factory-integrated Rear Entertainment System (RES) is all new and facilities a 10.2-inch WSVGA (1024×600) arrangement that swings down from a roof for easy observation with low glisten and improved second- and third-row viewing.

For 2018, a Rear Entertainment System has stretched capability. Using a onboard 4G LTE information network (Touring and Elite) or a interconnected smartphone (data charges apply), a element offers functionality identical to that of a Smart TV with name calm channels.

The element includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) pier for attaching high-definition players, digital TV inclination such as Apple TV or Roku, concordant tablets and certain gaming consoles. A 115-volt energy opening rated for inclination adult to 150 watts is included, along with a span of 2.5-amp USB ports. The system’s front actor is located in a core smoke-stack of a instrument panel, simply permitted by possibly a motorist or front passenger. The element can play CDs, DVDs. and Blu-ray™ discs.

The Rear Entertainment System can play audio around a Odyssey’s orator system, or by a span of enclosed wireless headphones. Two additional headphone jacks are also provided.

The Rear Entertainment System includes a fun, child friendly, puppet themed “How Much Farther?” app. It functions as a “flight tracker,” with a colorful on-screen charcterised puppet play that depends down time and stretch to a end that has been set into a Odyssey’s navigation system. Multiple backgrounds with animation give a app a fun feel that’s enchanting for children.

Audio Features  

USB Ports and Connectivity Features
With adult to 8 passengers aboard, in a Odyssey, connectivity is key. Based on trim level, a Odyssey has an expanding element of connectivity features.

Connectivity Features