The Honda e's advanced connectivity in a contemporary cabin will provide a relaxing yet modern feeling, setting a new benchmark for compact electric vehicles.
The new Honda e's full-width digital dashboard, comprised of five neatly integrated high-resolution colour screens, will offer effortless usability of its onboard connected apps and services.
Subtle, contemporary materials complement the car's simple and clean extrior styling An 8.8-inch TFT instrument display in front of the driver will present key vehicle information including power and charge status, drive mode selected and safety feature details.
While Side Camera Mirror System screens are ergonomically placed at either end of the dashboard to ensure a natural feel and vision for the driver, complementing the Centre Camera Mirror System display, which relays the image from a central rear-facing camera, further increasing the driver's field of vision.
The largest area of the Honda e's full-width digital dashboard is occupied by dual 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens. These are the primary infotainment displays, presenting a range of intelligent applications and services. This sophisticated interface promises to be highly intuitive, customisable, and has been designed for ultimate usability for the owner's modern, connected life.
A swipe function will allow the front passenger to swipe navigation instructions into the driver's eye line The interface features a familiar smartphone-style usability, with swipe controls to browse recently used applications. Content can easily be swapped across the two screens, enabling the driver to utilise both with simplicity and ease. This function also allows the passenger to swipe content such as navigation instructions into the driver's eye line. And because the dual screen setup allows two applications to be displayed side-by-side, the driver and front passenger can independently select and view separate apps.
Connected services and applications will also be accessible using voice commands via Honda Personal Assistant. The intuitive system is a smart Artificial Intelligence (AI) service that uses unique contextual understanding to create natural conversations and provide access to a range of online services.
The Honda e's Honda Personal Assistant will utilise machine learning to better understand an individual's voice over time and deliver better responses The unique Honda Personal Assistant is activated by saying, 'OK Honda', followed by the question or instruction. Machine learning enables the technology to develop a greater understanding of an individual's voice over time, helping it to deliver more accurate responses.
The comprehensive suite of in-built apps can be supplemented by seamless smartphone mirroring via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. These systems enable users to view social media, music and other internet services on the dual touchscreens. When the vehicle is parked, occupants will also be able to watch video content and access the internet on their own mobile devices using the Honda e's Wi-Fi hotspot.
Honda's new compact electric vehicle is a key part of the brand's latest commitment to feature electrified technology in 100% of its European sales by 2025. Presented in prototype form at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the first Honda production battery electric vehicle for the European market will make its mass production debut later this year.