Honda added Odyssey minivan passenger monitoring system

Honda introduced the fifth generation Odyssey minivan at the Detroit Motor Show. The novelty received a camera for monitoring passengers in the back rows, an intercom system and a multimedia complex with support for 4G LTE network.

CabinWatch's video surveillance system is primarily designed for safer transporting children. The image from the camera located on the ceiling above the second row of seats is displayed on an eight-inch display in front.

The CabinTalk communication system, in turn, enhances the driver’s voice using the speakers of the audio system in the second and third rows, as well as through the headphones of the multimedia complex for rear passengers. In this case, the driver can choose through which devices the voice will be amplified.

At the same time, Honda has prepared for the next-generation minivan the CabinControl mobile application, with which passengers can control climate control via a smartphone. For the second and third rows there is also a 10.2-inch display, where, in addition to media files, information about the planned route can be displayed, including the estimated time before arrival. The multimedia minivan complex, among other things, supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and also has a Wi-Fi access point.

Another interesting feature of the interior of the novelty was the “sliding” second row of seats (Magic Slide). Seats located on skids can be moved together or arranged depending on the number of passengers. As before, the middle row seats can be completely removed from the passenger compartment.  Check out and read Best Tires for Honda Odyssey to know more ideas.

The list of affordable equipment for the new minivan includes a set of modern safety and driver assistance systems: adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistant, frontal collision avoidance system and tracking of surrounding traffic. In addition, for a surcharge of the model, it will be possible to add a built-in vacuum cleaner and LED headlights with automatic "far".

The engine range of the model is represented by one 3.5-liter V6 i-VTEC. A 280 horsepower gasoline engine can be combined with nine- or ten-speed automatic transmissions.

Honda showed the silhouette of a new

generation Odyssey minivan

Honda has published the first teaser of the fifth-generation Odyssey minivan, which shows the silhouette of the model. The debut of the novelty will take place in early January 2017 at the Detroit Auto Show.

Honda noted that the minivan will be completely new. The automaker added that Odyssey will receive "new power plants, sophisticated stylistic solutions, as well as a set of innovative features."

No detailed information was received about Honda's new generation Odyssey.

In the American market, the current generation minivan is offered with one engine: a 3.5-liter “six”, the return of which is 251 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque. The engine is only compatible with a six-band automatic transmission.

The current generation Honda Odessey is on the market in six trim levels. The most affordable version costs $ 29,850 in the United States.

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