Honda used the Paris Motor Show to debut its new Honda Connect infotainment system, letting owners install apps on this Android OS-based system.
PARIS -- This tiled homescreen shows one of the interface options for the new Honda Connect infotainment system, which will be available in the European versions of the CR-V and Civic.
Honda debuted the new system at the Paris Motor Show -- check out all our coverage here.
This more conventional icon-based screen is another option. The system is built on the Android OS and runs on an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.
The icons of the Garmin Navigator app will be familiar to many drivers.
Garmin's destination icons are colorful and easy to read.
Maps, stored locally on the head unit, can be shown in top-down or perspective views.
Honda Connect lets owners install apps and widgets. As the system is Android-based, many apps will be available.
The system comes with a built-in Web browser, although it will not operate when the car is in motion.
The dedicated Honda app store, available from the head unit, lets Honda curate and control which apps are available.
The demo units available at the Paris Motor Show had Aha, Aupeo and some unbranded apps for the road.
The Honda store gives you access to some apps from Google Play.
The Aha app, built into the head unit, runs faster than systems which integrate it from a smartphone.
The head unit can make vehicle diagnostics available, allowing an app to show trip information.
The head unit also includes stereo controls and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system.
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