Honda is teaming up with NVIDIA to bring a Tegra-powered embedded Android experience to the Civic's infotainment system. Dubbed Honda Connect, the system is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra processor and runs a skinned version of Android 4.0.4 on a 7-inch touchscreen in the car. Honda Connect, which is different than Google's Android Auto initiative, will debut on the Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V in Europe early next year.
With Tegra's high performance, Honda Connect will deliver a touchscreen experience that's much like a smartphone or tablet. It's intuitive to use, with clear, crisp graphics that are simple to understand and navigate. Drivers and passengers will get a fast response when using gestures like pinch, zoom and swipe.
The Honda App Center that is preloaded will allow users to download apps for music, podcasts, and other content while on the go.
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