Honda Malaysia just unveiled its new Honda Connect telematics system smartphone app, which offers a range of useful features for Honda models that support it. At the moment, Honda Connect will only be available in the all-new Honda City RS e:HEV, which will begin delivering to customers this month.
There are three main components of Honda Connect: safety, security, and convenience. Within the safety and security categories, the app offers Automatic Collision Detection System, Security Alarm Detection, Speed Alert, Find My Car, and Geo-Fencing Alert; the latter will send a push notification to the owner if the car is driven out of a set radius.
In the event of a collision or airbag deployment, the Automatic Collision Detection System will send a notification to Honda’s 24-hour roadside assist call centre; emergency support will also be dispatched. Security Alarm Detection, on the other hand, will also notify the call centre – as well as the the owner via a push notification – if the car’s door, trunk, or bonnet is forcibly opened.
As for the convenience category within the Honda Connect app, there’s Remote Vehicle Control. As its name suggests, this lets owners control certain aspects of the car, such as unlocking the doors, start the engine, control the air-conditioning, and even switching on the headlights; it’s quite a nifty feature.
Evidently, Honda Connect is quite a powerful app, though as we’ve mentioned before, only the Honda City RS e:HEV supports it currently. Nonetheless, this is certainly a good selling point for the range-topping City model, and given that deliveries of the RS trim will begin sometime this month, we imagine Honda Malaysia will reveal the price of the variant soon.