All-new Honda Accord is filled with new tech to ensure your safety

Aims to provide absolute confidence while driving



At an exclusive event earlier today, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. has officially introduced its all-new 10th-generation Honda Accord. This luxury sedan is bigger and comes with an array of new technologies that should make for a safer driving experience.

Beginning with the looks, it boasts a wider stance and lower roofline making it look sportier than before. The front fascia features a chrome wing grille and streamlined full-LED headlamps that come equipped with auto-leveling and high beam. Completing this setup are LED fog lights.

The roofline has also been designed to be lower and we see upswept body lines on its side which are partnered with prominent wheel arches. Meanwhile, we see C-shaped LED taillights that complement the lights up front and rounding up the exterior are 18-inch noise-reducing alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin has been wrapped with high-quality materials and we see a combination of leather, wood, and metal that altogether give off that premium feel.


Its wider body and longer wheelbase also mean the cabin is bigger. The company boasts an additional 48mm of legroom at the back to make passengers more comfortable. This also translates to more cargo space.

In terms of features, the Accord sports a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster that displays important information for the driver. At the center is an 8-inch touch display for controlling music and even Honda’s SENSING functions which we’ll get to in a bit. It comes complete with a navigation app and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to integrate your smartphones.

Other convenience features include a Smart Key with Push Button Start and Remote Engine Start. There’s Walk Away Auto Lock, speed-sensing door locks, Electric Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold, and Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror standard on the Accord.

Under the hood is a new 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. It outputs 190 horsepower, 243Nm of torque, and runs on a Continuously Variable Transmission. Together with the engine, it promises a responsive performance, acceleration, and efficient fuel economy.

The midsize sedan also has a Sport Mode to go with the paddle shifters for greater control over the vehicle’s transmission.

As mentioned earlier, it is equipped with what they call Honda SENSING technology which basically aims to provide a colission-free experience while driving.

This suite of safety tech includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Low-Speed Follow that controls the vehicle’s acceleration and brakes — making it semi-autonomous.

All these are done through the use of two devices — one is called a millimeter-wave radar found in the front bumper and the other is a monocular camera mounted on the windshield. These two work hand-in-hand to monitor and assess various conditions ahead of the vehicle and give the driver feedback by providing corrective actions to aid in preventing collisions. We haven’t seen it in action so we’re yet to find out how exactly it does these things.

On top of that, the new Accord has a total of six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Emergency Stop Signal, front and rear parking sensors, Multiview Reverse Camera, LaneWatch Camera, and Straight Driving Assist.

The all-new Accord will be available at all Honda dealerships in the country with a retail price of PhP 2,288,000 and will be available in three colors — Platinum White Pearl, Crystal Black, and Modern Steel Metallic.


Latest Honda BR-V now available in the Philippines

With Honda SENSING



Honda BR-V

As 2022 winds down, Honda has released the latest iteration of its best-selling Honda BR-V in the Philippines.

It will be available in the following variants and retail prices:

  • 1.5 S MT: PhP 1,090,000
  • 1.5 S CVT: PhP 1,150,000
  • 1.5 V CVT: PhP 1,295,000
  • 1.5 VX CVT Honda SENSING: PhP 1,390,000

The Lunar Silver Metallic and Meteoroid Grey Metallic color options will be available across all variants. Taffeta White, Crystal Black Pearl, and Premium Opal White Silver Pearl, meanwhile, may be chosen depending on the variant.

Features will include newly-designed LED taillights, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), power-adjustable door mirrors, power folding mirrors, and integrated LED side turn signal lights, again depending on the chosen model.

In the cockpit area of the all-new Honda BR-V is a new 7-inch touchscreen display audio. The infotainment system supports Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and USB.

Complementing this connectivity is a sound system composed of up 6 speakers if you’re getting the VX or V CVT Honda SENSING.

Fuel economy-wise, the BR-V has also been tested to go for up to about 24 kilometers per liter for the top-of-the-line models.


With advanced features and a premium look, the 7-seater SUV will once again offer Honda SENSING to give drivers peace of mind and safety on the road.

One push start system will be available for 3 variants, while keyless entry will also be having keyless entry.

Speaking of safety, here are more features from Honda SENSING:

  • Lead Car Departure Notification (LCDN) System: Alerts the driver when the car in front has moved ahead from a standstill
  • Collision Mitigation Brake system (CMBS): Pedestrians are detected in front to reduce the risk of a potential collision, reducing vehicle speed
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Keeps vehicle at the center of the road and in the best driving position
  • Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW): Avoids collisions by providing both audible and visual warnings whenever car swerves without signal lights; LDW also notifies when the car goes off course
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Helps maintain a stable speed at a driver-determined distance, relative to the vehicle in front
  • Auto-High Beam (AHB): This system allows the driver to automatically turn on high beams when there are no other vehicles ahead; it will also turn off when there is counterpart traffic

The all-new Honda BR-V is now available at any of the 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide.


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Sony plans to pack a PlayStation 5 into a Honda

Car might not arrive until 2025



Days of Play

Though it’s relatively easier now, it’s still not a walk in the park to grab a new PlayStation 5. If you still find yourself without the new console, there might be a new, unlikely way to get one. Sony has opened the possibility of a built-in PS5 inside a Honda car.

Earlier this year, Sony announced a partnership with Honda to create an electric vehicle company. Naturally, an electric vehicle isn’t as easy to make as a smartphone or a console. Still, the two companies’ joint venture is going swimmingly.

According to a recent interview with the Financial Times, Sony Honda Mobility plans to integrate entertainment with mobility, creating a competitive niche to go against Tesla. In the interview, company president Izumi Kawanishi explained that adding a PlayStation 5 to a Honda car is now “technologically possible.”

However, even if it’s technologically possible, will Sony Honda Mobility do it? Kawanishi explains that the company still has to make the car completely autonomous, thereby eliminating the need for driver input and freeing riders to play in the car.

Though current electric vehicle companies sometimes tout autonomous driving, cars today still need a driver to look after the car on the road. That said, it will take a while for the company to create the car they are envisioning. A car might not materialize until 2025, at the earliest. By that time, the PlayStation 5 might not be as powerful as it is now. Maybe a PlayStation 5 Pro in a Honda car soon?

SEE ALSO: PlayStation 5 might get a detachable disc drive

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Ford elevates automobile experience through FordPass

Start, stop, lock, and unlock using your mobile device!



Ford is inching closer to becoming a technology company with its array of innovative features packed in its automobiles.

During the 25th anniversary celebration of Ford in the Philippines, the company marked the advent of FordPass in the country. It’s a mobile application that allows access to vehicle-specific content and support, making it a smart all-in-one platform for connectivity and security.

Vehicles equipped with FordPass Connect — or a cellular model containing an eSim that enables the vehicle to connect to the internet — can utilize remote control functions. For instance, Ford vehicle owners can remotely start, stop, lock, and unlock their automobiles, as well as check the fuel level through their smartphones.

There’s also a vehicle locator feature that allows Ford owners to find their vehicles in crowded parking areas. The feature is extremely useful for those who always forget where they parked their cars.

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How to install FordPass?

To install FordPass, simply download the app via the App Store and Google Play Store. Select the FordPass icon on the homescreen, select “Philippines” and create your account.

After you enter your details, you can request a code for a one-time pin (OTP) to be sent via SMS. Registration will be complete when you received an SMS confirmation.

FordPass is available on mobile devices running Android 7.0 and above, and iOS 14.0 and above.

How to add a Ford Vehicle on FordPass?

If you have the next-generation Ford Ranger and next-generation Ford Everest (all models), you can add your vehicle to your FordPass app.

Click the drop-down on top of the screen and select ‘Add Vehicle’. It will prompt you to enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) and you’ll have to wait for confirmation. Once done, you can enter a nickname for your Ford Vehicle. Then, activate it.

FordPass is accessible to Ford owners starting December 2, 2022.

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