Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) today announced an enhanced version of Next Gen Honda Connect by introducing Honda Action on Google. The feature is an extension of integrated Connected technology offered in 5th Gen Honda City which already comes with Alexa remote capability. With the introduction of the Honda Action on Google, the 5th Gen City now works with Ok Google. HCIL has also enriched the Honda Connect platform with 4 new functionalities and all the 36 features deliver enhanced safety, convenience and peace of mind to its customers.
Commenting on development, Mr. Rajesh Goel, SVP & Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Cars India said, “Consumers are increasingly seeking products and solutions that make their life easier and caters to their on-the-go lifestyle in a seamless manner. As we celebrate the anniversary milestone of our successful 5th Gen Honda City, we are delighted to introduce voice based Google Assistant interface with our Honda Connect platform which will offer convenience to stay connected with your car while performing daily routine activities.”
The Honda Action on Google will offer 10 voice enabled features which can be executed via Google Assistant enabled devices like Google Nest Speakers, Android phones, etc. This Action is also supported by iOS devices. These 10 features can be used with text based command functionality of Google as well. Additionally, the newly introduced features in Honda Connect include Valet Alert, Fuel Log Analysis, Cost of Maintenance Analysis and Enhanced options for Service Products. The advanced Honda Connect platform has been developed keeping in mind customer’s hyperactive lifestyle and their growing interaction with advanced technology, offering instant and seamless communication between the customer, car, his family and Honda.
SUMMARY OF KEY FUNCTIONALITIES AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE ASSISTANT ENABLED DEVICES*
|Customer can remotely
Ok Google, ask Honda to turn on my car’s AC and set temperature to cool
Ok Google, ask Honda to unlock my car door
|Car Dashboard||Customer can know the real time status of the following items:
1) Door lock/ unlock status
2) Light on/ off
3) Odometer Reading
4) Engine Health
5) Battery Health
6) Fuel Status
Ok Google, ask Honda to check my car’s status
|Find my Car||Customer can blink and beep the car remotely via voice command
Ok Google, ask Honda to Find my Car
|Remote Boot Opening||Customer can open the boot remotely via voice command
Ok Google, ask Honda to unlock my car’s boot
|Indirect Tire Deflation Status||Customer can get tire deflation status via voice.
Ok Google, ask Honda to check the tire status
|Battery Health Status||Customer can check if there is any issue with battery.
Ok Google, ask Honda to tell me about Battery health
|Time Fencing Alert||Time fencing is a mobile feature where alerts are generated in case a car is accessed in Safety duration. Customer can toggle it ON/OFF
Ok Google, ask Honda to turn on my car safety mode
|Locate My Car||Customer can check the location of the car.
Ok Google, ask Honda to share my car’s location
(Service History, Check validity of PUC, RSA and Insurance)
|Customer can check past 3 Service History in form of Date, Dealer & Amount.
Ok Google, ask Honda to share my car’s Service History
Customer can check expiry dates of RSA, Pollution and Insurance.
|Fuel Status||Customer can check the fuel status of the car.
Ok Google, ask Honda to check my car’s fuel capacity
# The information about RSA, PUC & Insurance should be updated in Honda Connect App
* The same features are available on Alexa based devices and can be activated by saying Alexa, ask Honda …
With over 36 connected features coupled with voice-based services of Alexa & Google Assistant, 5th Gen Honda City aims to provide a sense of safety & security, convenience, and peace of mind for its customers.
OVERVIEW OF THE NEW CONNECTED FEATURES:
|FUEL LOG ANALYSIS
This feature will provide graphical representation of many features such as Fuel filing trend; Kilometres driven; Cost per Km; Fuel Consumed and Fuel Cost. It will help customers to evaluate driving economy of a trip for self-improvement or when driven by another driver
|COST OF MAINTENANCE
Showcases trend of expenses in the categories of Periodic maintenance (free and paid service), General repair (Accessory and normal repair), Body and Paint (Insurance paid and customer paid). This will help customers to keep a track of service expenditure over ownership period
Sounds an alert & notification in case the vehicle is driven outside fence area set. Customers will be notified in case car crosses set limit of valet parking
|ENHANCED OPTIONS FOR SERVICE PRODUCTS:
Customer will be able to book Value Added Services along with regular Service Booking through Honda Connect App. Online offers can be directly availed which are provided by Honda during various promotional campaigns on Extended Warranty, Road Side Assistance and Service booking.
OUTLINE OF 36 CONNECTED FEATURES OF NEW GEN HONDA CONNECT:
|SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES||CONVENIENCE FEATURES||PEACE OF MIND FEATURES|
|Contextual Speed Alert||Trip Diary||Payment Gateway|
|Auto Crash Notification||Remote Tailgate Operation||Roadside Assistance|
|Manual SOS||Secondary Profile||Low Fuel Alert|
|Stolen Vehicle Tracking||Trip Planning||Battery Alert|
|Unauthorized Access Alert||Personalized Alert||Tire Deflation Alert|
|Geo-Fence Alert||Remote Operations||Driver Scoreboard|
|Speed Alert||Find My Car||Trip History|
|Time Fence Alert||Nearby POIs||Malfunction Alert|
|Idle Alert||Live Car Location Sharing||Enhanced options for Service Products (NEW)|
|Live Car Location||Car Dashboard|
|Navigate to My Car||Multiple Car Management|
|Valet Alert (NEW)||Feedback & Query|
|Fuel Log Analysis – (NEW)|
|Cost of Maintenance (NEW)|