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Honda has announced their new minivan series , All-New Odyssey 2018. The first minivan with 4G LTE in vehicle Wi-Fi to support streaming video, music, and more. It includes the option of low-costs unlimited data plans from AT&T just for $20 per month. AT&T data plans enable Odyssey passengers to stream video content in 10.2 inch ceiling-mounted Rear Entertainment System with DVD, CD, and Blu-ray disc capability.
The unlimited data plan is only available for Odyssey Elite and Touring variants. The AT&T data plans come with a free three months/3GB trial, followed by prepaid low-costs unlimited data. The Odyssey passengers will having a different driving experience than the previous models. It because the New Odyssey has an improved in-car entertainment facility.
“As any parent can tell you, keeping everyone connected is a big part of modern family happiness,” said Jeff Conrad, American Honda’s Senior Vice President for Automobile Division and General Manager. “With our new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies , reconfigurable Magic Slide seats and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, the new Odyssey is all about keeping everyone connected and comfortable.”
Honda Odyssey’s CabinTalk, CabinWatch, and Magic Slide Seats
CabinTalk uses a rear-facing camera with night vision to allow monitoring of activity in the rear seat rows. It projects the driver’s voice through the cabin speakers or the rear seat entertainment headhphones at the touch of the button. The system now can stream PBS Kids, iHeartRadio, and Spotify apps via the 4G LTE Wi-Fi connections. There is an CabinControl app , which lets users send a destination to the in-car navigation system. It uses as well as control the rear seats climate system and the rear entertainment system.
CabinWatch uses a wide angle lens mounted to the ceiling. It lets the driver and front seat passenger keep an eye on the second and third row seats. The image from the infrared camera is projected in the dashboard’s central display screen, and pinch & zoom capability allows one to zero in on an individual rear-seat passengers.
The other interesting feature is Magic Slide Seats. It makes easier to reconfigure for child seats, and provides easy access to the third row or for two passengers. It features four different modes : Easy access mode, Super Mode, Wide Mode, and Buddy Mode. Honda believes Magic Slide Seats will give special segment in minivan series.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey starts arriving in dealerships soon with pricing ranging from $29,990 for the base LX model to a lofty $46,670 for the loaded-up Elite trim level. That’s all about The All New Honda Odyssey 2018. For more information , you can check at this official video: