Honda Connect – Intelligent automotive application launched in India

Mr. Katsushi Inoue, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. at the launch of Honda Connect

Honda Cars India introduced a new smart and intelligent automotive application which enables smart phones to connect customers to their car, family and Honda.

The new app will help the customer and the company to keep a track of car, service alerts, documents, remind you to renew your insurance and many more.

The Honda Connect application creates an even closer connection with users. Using smartphones, Honda Connect’s diverse features provide convenient access to detailed information about Honda vehicles and other services. The Connected Car features, supported by the app, will give Honda customers important information about their car even when they are not with it and provide extreme sense of safety and security.

The platform also supports Connected Car features enabled by a “Connected Device” easily integrated with the car. This will make the customer’s ownership experience more safe, convenient and enjoyable.

The “Connected Device” to enable the Connected Car features has been developed by Minda i-Connect and is being offered at the Honda dealerships exclusively to all new customers of Jazz, City and CR-V at an introductory price by Honda’s subsidiary for accessory business – Honda Access India Pvt. Ltd. The Honda Connect application is available on iOS* and Android* platforms for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play for everyone in the country.

The launch also marks Honda Cars India’s 20th anniversary of incorporation which has sold more than a 1 million cars in India.

Key features of the Application

Honda Connect Infographic (colour)

Convenience Features

  • Service Booking/ Alerts:The Service features enable a Honda owner to get push notifications about their vehicle’s maintenance. This includes periodic service alerts,scheduling on-line service appointments, building a detailed history of each maintenance action taken on the vehicle, including the visit date, dealer name, cost and so on.
  • What’s new and Feedback System: Honda Connect provides opportunity to the users to get updates on new products and campaignsbeing offered by Honda. Also the users can give feedback directly to the company.

Utility Features

  • Fuel Log :The Fuel Log records information such as when the vehicle is refueled and shows fuel economy figures, based on the fuel filled and odometer reading.
  • Document Wallet:The Document Wallet allows the customers to keep important document photos related to their car.
  • Insurance and PUC renewal:Reminders about necessities such as Car Insurance and PUC renewal help Honda owners to ensure they don’t miss anything important.
  • Pit Stops:It facilitates an effortless nearest Honda dealer search and nearest fuel Station search on a real time basis with navigation assistance anywhere and anytime in country.
  • Manual SOS feature: In the event that the customers find themselves in an unpleasant situation, the Manual SOS feature, in just a simple click, will let the friends and family know their location.

Safety and sense of Security – Connected Car features (available only after installation of “Connected Device”)

  • Impact Alert: The sensor inside the “Connected device” measures the car’s 3D orientation a hundred times in a second and its inbuilt algorithm can detect an impact possibly due to strong jerk, physical knock or collision.The Impact Alert feature activates HCIL’s 24X7 call center Honda One2One to generate an assistance call where the Honda representative will try to get in touch with the customer and then inform their pre-determined emergency contact numbers with the car location so that help can be organized.
  • Locate My Car: The Locate My Carfeature will enable the customer to locate their car at a single click as the device picks the car’s location every few seconds.
  • Trip analysis: The Trip by Trip analysis will provide all the information and statistics that the customer needs to optimize their driving behaviour including route taken, Average speed and Idling time. It will also let them know the stops being made or harsh driving which will reassure them in cases when their loved one are being driven or driving their cars.
  • My Car’s Health: This Vehicle Health Monitoringfeature, in case of technical trouble related to engine and battery, will display the car trouble code along with its description. In case of any Defect Troble Code (DTC), the customer will also get timely advice and assistance from the Honda’s customer call center on 24X7 operation including route to the nearest dealer.
  • Share My Location: A safe and fun feature, Share Your Location, lets your friends and loved ones know the exact location of your car in realtime.   You can create sharing sessions from 15 minutes upto 12 hrs.

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