Honda will use the 11th-generation Accord as a test bed for its first integration of Google — a step that promises the future ability to make changes in existing vehicles.
The system, called Google Built-In, will be offered on the top Touring trim only. It essentially tethers the vehicle to its owner via their Google profile to enable a connected in-car experience without the use of a cellphone.
Google Built-In has three key apps: Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play. It runs through a responsive 12.3-inch touch screen with crisp, clean graphics. Google Assistant is at the center of it all, providing an answer to frequently fussy onboard voice-recognition systems.