Sony plans to pack a PlayStation 5 into a Honda

Car might not arrive until 2025



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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?

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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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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.

next-gen ford everest

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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Nissan LEAF officially introduced to the Philippines

100% electric, 0 emission



Nissan LEAF

Continuing to innovate when it comes to electric cars, Nissan has officially introduced the game-changing Nissan LEAF in the Philippines.

No less than Nissan Philippines president Juan Manuel Hoyos graced the car’s launch. It happened at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, during the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit last October 20.

The car was first introduced to the Japanese market in 2018. Nissan is hoping its success will be replicated here in the Philippines.

Here’s what we need to know about the pure electric vehicle.

Design, safety features

The Nissan LEAF carries the new Nissan badge with a redesigned bigger grill, blacked-out headlamps and a new 16-inch alloy wheel design. On the rear, it also has a redesigned spoiler and under diffuser.

In front is a D-shaped steering wheel for a sportier look, as well as a floating touch screen display compatible with Apple and Android. There’s also an Advanced Drive Assist Display in front of the driver’s seat with customizable digital information to guide drivers throughout a ride.

In terms of safety, the car carries the features of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, including:

  • e-Pedal, an innovative one-pedal action for both driving and braking
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Intelligent Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning with Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection


The Nissan LEAF also features the revolutionary Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) technology, which can turn the car into an alternative source of energy when the necessity arises – like a power bank of gigantic proportions.

For example, in Japan, the car was used as a power source when communities had power outages due to typhoons or other natural disasters – something the Philippines experiences a lot every year.

The car is said to go more than 300 kilometers in one full charge. To recharge, simply plug it into a standard 220V power source. A wall-box charger is sold separately for a faster charging time of about 7.5 hours.

Pricing and availability

The Magnetic Red and Pearl White variants of the Nissan LEAF were showcased at the car manufacturer’s booth.

The car will be available in two other colors – Gun Metallic and Vivid Blue – It will retail for PhP 2,798,000.

Customers can avail of the new vehicle in the following dealerships: Nissan Mantrade, Nissan Global City, Nissan Manila Bay, Nissan Otis, Nissan Bacoor, Nissan Palawan, Nissan Abad Santos, Nissan Cebu Northl, Nissan Matina,  andNissan Tagum.

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