Honda’s upcoming electric crossover, the Prologue, is progressing towards production, and it has been revealed that the vehicle will come equipped with built-in Google integration.
The inclusion of Google services in the Honda Prologue doesn’t come as a surprise, considering that Acura had already unveiled its plans for Google integration in the ZDX. However, what sets the Prologue apart is that this feature will be standard across all trim levels, in contrast to the Accord, where it is limited to the range-topping Touring trim.
A noteworthy aspect of the Prologue’s Google integration is the smartphone-like experience it offers on its 11.3-inch infotainment system. With Google built-in, users can seamlessly access features such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play directly from the vehicle’s interface.
This integration not only allows for convenient navigation but also provides easy access to third-party apps, enhancing the overall usability and functionality of the Prologue’s infotainment system.
The integration of Google Maps within the Prologue helps optimize route planning and minimize travel time. The feature can identify and guide users to charging stations along their route. Additionally, Google Maps can estimate the necessary charging time to reach the desired destination and even initiate battery preconditioning when a DC fast charging station is the endpoint. These capabilities further enhance the convenience and efficiency of the Prologue’s electric driving experience.
In addition to the Google built-in integration, the Prologue offers wireless Apple CarPlay functionality, providing drivers with a seamless connection to their iPhones. The car also has an 11-inch digital instrument cluster, a pocket-type wireless smartphone charger, and a head-up display. Furthermore, customers can opt for the premium audio experience provided by the 12-speaker Bose audio system.
Although Honda introduced the Prologue in October, customers have to wait for months before pre-orders for the model begin, scheduled to commence in the upcoming fall. The Prologue, which is based on GM’s Ultium EV platform, will then make its way to dealerships in early next year.