2018 Honda Odyssey Technology
The Honda Odyssey has long set the gold standard for minivans, not just because of its practicality and affordability, but because of the advanced technology features found in the vehicle. The new 2018 Odyssey continues to raise the bar in terms of tech, from additional entertainment and convenience features to advanced safety and driver assistive technologies.
With the new Odyssey, Honda is enhancing family connectivity via in-vehicle connectivity. 4G LTE Wi-Fi allows occupants to stream video, among other things, while the new Display Audio 8-inch high-resolution (720P) touchscreen interface connects to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Other new features include CabinWatch, which uses a camera to let mom and dad keep tabs on the kids sitting in the second and third row, and CabinTalk, which enables the driver to talk to second- and third-row passengers through speakers or rear entertainment headphones.
One especially notable new feature is CabinControl, which allows users, through a downloadable app, to control the rear entertainment system and rear cabin heat/air conditioning via their phone. Another component of CabinControl is the Social Play List, which operates like a virtual jukebox in allowing up to eight family members to use their smartphones to play their own song selections on the Odyssey’s advanced audio system.
Magic Slide seats
Honda made the Odyssey’s comfortable and versatile cabin even better with the addition of a new Magic Slide second-row seat, which can be easily reconfigured for optimal passenger comfort or for improved cargo hauling. With four use modes—Easy Access mode, Super mode, Wide mode, and Buddy mode—it’s easier than ever to adapt the Odyssey’s interior to suit your needs.
For minivan drivers, the most important tech feature is the one that will keep their family safe. Fortunately, all 2018 Odysseys feature the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes standard features like Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Honda Sensing is one reason why the 2018 Odyssey has received the highest available safety ratings from IIHS and NCAP.
If you are looking for technologies that will keep your family safe, comfortable, and entertained, then you will find them in the 2018 Honda Odyssey.