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Honda India Launches Honda Connect

An interactive smartphone App that provides vital real-time information about your car which you can share with your family! 

   

Honda Cars India introduced Honda Connect - an App that provides convenient access to detailed information about Honda vehicles and other services. The Honda Connect application is available on iOS and Android platforms for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. For few of its features, a ‘Connected Device’ is required and the initial 20,000 customers will be provided with this device from Honda at a subsidized rate of Rs. 2,999. This “Connected Device” that enables the Connected Car features has been developed by Minda i-Connect and is being offered at the Honda dealerships exclusively to all the new customers of Honda Jazz, Honda City, and Honda CR-V.   

Speaking about the all-new information platform, Mr. Katsushi Inoue, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “Today technology has become an integrated part of our lives. The development of Honda Connect is part of our mission to create innovations that best suit our customers’ digital-based lifestyles. This platform offers a value added communications channel that bonds Honda even more closely with our customers.”  

Let us see features of the new App and Connected Device  

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 an opportunity to the users to get updates on new products and campaigns being offered by Honda. Also, the users can give feedback directly to the company.

Utility Features  

Manual SOS feature: In an 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.  

Pit Stops: It facilitates an effortless search to locate the nearest Honda dealer and nearest fuel Station search on a real time basis with navigation assistance anywhere and anytime in the country.

Insurance and PUC renewal: Reminders about necessities such as Car Insurance and PUC renewal will help Honda owners to ensure they don’t miss anything important.  

Document Wallet: The Document Wallet allows the customers to keep important document photos related to their car.  

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.   

Safety and Security (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 which is 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 and the Honda representative will soon get in touch with the customer and inform on their pre-determined emergency contact numbers the car location so that help can be organized.  

Locate My Car: The ‘Locate My Car’ feature 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 if the car is being driven rashly. In short it will keep them posted in the cases when their loved one are being driven or driving the car.  

My Car’s Health: This is a vehicle health monitoring feature, in case, of technical trouble related to engine and battery it will display the car trouble code along with its description. In case, of any Defect Trouble Code (DTC), the customer will also get timely advice and assistance from the Honda’s customer call center on 24X7 operation including the 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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Source : CarDekho