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We first got word that Siri Eyes Free was coming to the 2013 Honda Accord back in January, but now the auto maker is rolling out the feature to vehicles. Owners of either the aforementioned model, 2014 Accord and both the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX can get the dealer-installed accessory by visiting their local dealer. Through a software update, Apple’s hands-free feature works in tandem with HondaLink and AcuraLink to complete tasks with the vehicles’ built-in microphone and speaker set. There’s still no word on exactly how much the upgrade will cost, but Honda has scheduled a Hangout for December 3rd to make a proper announcement, so perhaps we’ll learn the sticker price then.
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Daily Roundup: Honda and Toyota’s human transporters, Valve’s Steam Machine specs, Siri’s voice actress and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on …
For the first time, this year’s CEATEC in Tokyo dedicated one big hall to demo some electric vehicles, which include Nissan’s autonomous Leaf and a couple of human transporters: Honda’s Winglet and Toyota’s UNI-CUB. While neither mobilizer is totally new, we just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to …
Honda’s got a lot of riding on the upcoming 2015 NSX hybrid (which will be sold in the US as an Acura). When it launched in 1990, the iconic first generation NSX took the sports car market by storm with an impressive (and affordable) combination of performance, comfort, design and build quality. Production ended in 2005 with the company shifting its focus towards hybrids and other green vehicles. As such, Honda enthusiasts have eagerly been awaiting the NSX replacement. While the new flagship is still being developed, the company just announced the NSX Concept-GT, a hybrid race car which is designed to compete in the Japanese SUPER GT series (GT500 class). Unlike the street version, which features a mid-mounted V6 and three electric motors, the Concept-GT boasts a 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection I4 paired with a “racing hybrid system“. When it launches next year, the technology-packed NSX will compete with vehicles like BMW’s i8 plug-in hybrid and Lexus’ LF-CC. %Gallery-slideshow72907%
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Drive-in theaters outlasted VHS tapes, but they may not survive the transition to digital-only movies — many drive-ins can’t afford the professional digital projectors they need to stay in business. Honda wants to give those outdoor venues a second chance through its new Project Drive-In rescue effort. At a minimum, the endeavor will donate digital projectors to five theaters based on web voting; further donations will depend on the results of an Indiegogo fundraising campaign. While there’s no guarantee that Honda can save a drive-in near you, it may be worth chipping in to preserve some classic Americana through modern technology.
Honda robot Asimo makes balky tour guide
TOKYO — Honda's walking, talking interactive robot is running into glitches in its new job as a museum guide in Tokyo. The bubble-headed Asimo machine had problems telling the difference between people raising their hands to ask questions and those …
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Anything You Can Do, Robots Can Do Better: Photos
While the idea of putting a machine in the cockpit to fly a plane for the entire journey might make modern-day passengers uneasy, in the future, we might be flying the friendly skies in planes piloted by robots. Already, autopilot is responsible for …
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Overview – Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen (Super Robot Wars Z2: Saisei-hen), is an entry in Namco Bandai Games Super Robot Wars series, and the immediate sequel to Super Robot Wars Z2: Hakai-hen. Despite its billing as a two-part game, Saisei-hen is …
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Great news for Honda fans: the vehicle producer has simply revealed which of its 2013 cars will receive support for Apple’s hands-free extension of Siri, known as Eyes Free. Particularly, the function will be readily available as a dealer-installed choice for the Honda Accord, along with the RDX and ILX from Acura. Mum’s currently the word on software integration, however it’s worth pointing out that the HondaLink infotainment system was formerly revealed to debut on the 2013 Accord, and both the RDX and ILX feature AcuraLink– so, you do the mathematics. Honda’s yet to expose pricing for the kit, however hi, it’s something to haggle about.
You’re probably accustomed to ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot, however you might not know the business’s expansive assortment of lawnmowers. Today the two integrated at last with the announcement of Miimo, a brand-new entrant in just what Honda calls the “fast-growing European robotic lawnmower market.” Miimo is made to cut 2-3mm of grass at a time throughout the week, and does so in a random pattern to lower the tension on your lawn. There are 2 designs, Miimo 300 and 500, the latter of which has the ability to mow lawns up to half the size of a soccer pitch.
As for its robotics, Miimo operates autonomously within a boundary wire placed around the owner’s yard, has three bump sensing units, and will immediately return to its charging dock when battery …
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Honda has handed over the keys for its very first 118 MPGe Fit EV to Californians Matt and Becky Walton– although they’ll have to hand ‘em back in a couple of years. The delivery kicks off a rollout beginning in California and Oregon that will ultimately reach the east coast by 2013. You can not call the couple owners, as Honda is leasing the EV for $ 389 per month, however must it ever go on sale, it would certainly cost around $ 37,000. Loading a 20-kWh lithium-ion battery, the Fit has an assortment of 123 miles in the city or 76 miles combined city/highway and takes as little as 3 hours to re-juice with an adequately capable battery charger. Just 1,100 will be leased stateside, so if you have actually been dreaming of an electric powered Honda in your garage, you might want to check the PR quickly– if it’s not currently too late.
Fit EV to California couple, no gas aftertaste originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:51:00
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