Find a Safer Ride in a New Honda

February 25th, 2013 by
i-Mid System

Honda’s i-Mid System

You’re probably already aware of Honda’s reputation for safety, but you may be surprised to find out that it’s actually improving thanks to new technology. These aren’t airbag or seatbelt improvements, though. No, Honda is going after one of the biggest distractions in your car: technology. By equipping their 2013 lineup with a new string of standard features, they integrate your technology into the vehicle and do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t distract you from the road.

Setting a New Standard for Features and Safety

You’ve probably spent more than a little time in a car with someone who is paying more attention to their phone than the road. Heck, you might even have been that person before; many of us have. It’s tempting, in this world of 24/7 connectedness, to want to be connected behind the wheel, but taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road can be dangerous, even deadly.

Luckily, Honda has made it so you can stay connected while driving without too much worry for safety. Their innovative i-MID infotainment interface lets you sync your phone and your car, allowing for handsfree calling and texting, letting you focus on the drive. Plus, you’ll be wireless thanks to Bluetooth. You can even stream audio from a compatible device (like your phone) directly through the i-MID system.

Now, you may be worried about having to fumble around with a touchscreen and keep your eyes on the road, which is certainly a valid concern. Of course, it’s one that Honda has thought of: paired with the i-MID are steering wheel-mounted controls.

When you factor in that the new rearview camera system is designed to keep you and your vehicle safe as well as reduce risk to pedestrians, it’s clear that all of this convenience-based technology actually does quite a bit for safety, and it’s all available at the basic level.

Find a Safe New Honda at Middletown Honda

While we’re partial to the 2013 Honda Accord and Civic models here, the whole new lineup features Honda’s new definition of standard equipment, and you’ll find comparable systems, complete with their own i-MID interfaces, in vehicles like the CR-V, the Pilot, and more.