It’s no secret that cars are getting smarter. People today want more smart features where they spend most of their time — in their homes, offices, and in their vehicles. 2020 models are coming out with new and improved technology, giving drivers and passengers the ability to connect right to the car and utilize features they’ve never had before.
The new 2020 Honda Passport is up to the high-tech challenge. With more safety, convenience, and connectivity technology than ever before, this SUV is definitely a contender for tech-loving car shoppers in the new decade. What’s all in there? Let’s take a look.
The Honda Passport’s safety features
One of the biggest areas for technology to shine in the auto industry is in improving on a vehicle’s safety features. The 2020 Passport comes standard with the Honda Sensing Suite, which includes an array of different safety features.
The Passport’s Collision Mitigation Braking System assists you by automatically applying the brakes when it senses that there is a sudden obstruction in front of you. This includes scenarios where the car in front of you stops suddenly or if a pedestrian suddenly walks out onto the road in front of you. Any time the system senses that a front-end collision is imminent, the automatic brakes are applied.
The Road Departure Mitigation System works in a similar way, adjusting your steering for you if it senses your Passport has veered out of the driving lane. The Adaptive Cruise Control feature allows you to choose a speed for your cruise control, then adjusts it for you if you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, slowing down to match their speed. All of these features work to bring you a safer driving experience and lessen the chance of accidents and collisions.
The Honda Passport’s connectivity features
The 2020 Passport has a ton of great safety features, but it also shines in the connectivity and convenience department. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on the EX-L model and above, giving drivers the freedom to utilize their smartphones while keeping them safely stored away and distraction-free. You can do things like play your personal playlists, access your calendar, and make and receive phone calls, all by using voice commands.
Another great feature that many other competitors don’t have is the wireless phone charger. Simply place your smartphone on the wireless charging tray below the control panel and your phone will begin charging. Also available is Wi-Fi hotspot capability, giving you and your passengers the freedom to browse the internet without using up all of your data. Second-row USB ports are new with the 2020 model. There is even a power outlet in the front row, for those who still need a few creature comforts while “roughing it.”
Why is tech rising so quickly in the auto industry?
Your vehicle is one of the places where you spend most of your time, so why not make it as comfortable and as useful as possible? Technology is a major factor in consumers looking to purchase a new vehicle. In fact, 60% of millennial car shoppers and 40% of baby boomers say they would switch car brands if another offered more or better technology. That’s huge in an industry known for brand loyalty.
While we’re entering a new decade, it’s important for automakers to keep up with the changing times and to continue researching what consumers are looking for, like more smart technology to make our lives easier. The 2020 Honda Passport is just one of such vehicles adjusting with the times, and we can’t wait to see what will be on the road in the 2020’s.