January 10, 2019 By C! Magazine Staff

Honda Dream Drive to deliver advanced infotainment, commerce, services

Demos of prototype mobile-based dashboard at CES 2019

Through collaboration with leading consumer brands and retailers, Honda Innovations is demonstrating its prototype of the Honda Dream Drive, bringing next-generation convenient services and entertainment to drivers and passengers, while minimizing driver distraction.

“Honda has teamed up with industry leaders who want to understand how to best provide in-vehicle services to our customers,” said John Moon, managing director, Strategic Partnerships, Honda Innovations. “These collaborations are important to test consumer desire so we can understand how to mutually serve our customers.”

Honda Dream Drive is both voice and touch enabled, giving users different options to access the new service.

With Honda Dream Drive, drivers will be able to pay for goods and services like fuel, movie tickets, and parking. Making table reservations at restaurants, along with food ordering for pickup or delivery while inside the vehicle’s cabin are made easier with Honda’s innovation.

Passengers were also key in the development of the new system. Through their smartphones, passengers can explore new points of interests along the vehicle’s route, and control radio and cabin features.

Since 2016, Honda has worked with Visa to build and improve the in-vehicle payment experience to make payments more secure and safer for drivers and passengers. Currently, Honda has begun collaborations with two other leading payment solution companies in MasterCard and PayPal, providing consumers with a broader range of options.

“By continuing our partnership with Honda, a leader in automotive innovation, we are furthering the development of in-car commerce solutions that focus on security, safety, and convenience for the driver. Combining Visa’s payment expertise and Honda’s expansive platform, we are one step closer to transforming the car in to a new epicenter for commerce,” said Olabisi Boyle, Vice President of IoT, Visa.

Honda Dream Drive was first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017. Developed with Connected Travel, Honda is demonstrating the updated platform in the 2019 Honda Passport at this year’s CES.

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