If you own a Honda Accord then you will know what a reliable and safe car it can be. It comes top of the NHTSA safety board’s stringent testing, and much of this is down to the interior design. This includes Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) which helps with under and over-steering, plus the multiple air bags that are strategically positioned throughout the vehicle. But it doesn’t end there, as the latest Honda Accords come with a factory-installed GPS device in-built to the dashboard – which help millions of people complete safe and successful journeys every day of the year.
The Honda Navigation System
This GPS has come a long way since the early days. Believe it or not there was a Honda model in the 1980s that had a navigation device, but this was before the days of GPS and so it wasn’t as reliable as today’s systems. Because all the mapping directions and software are loaded via a DVD, it won’t take long before the Accord’s Navi maps become out dated and in need of an upgrade.
New Honda GPS Map Updates for 2012
Thankfully it’s possible to find out more on the Honda Navigation DVD from the www.hondanavigationdvd.net website which is run as an independent resource by Honda drivers and enthusiasts. The new DVD is out now and was released in September of 2011 and contains millions of points of interest files as well as the standard directions you have come to expect from the Honda GPS navigation system.
Improved Voice Navigation Commands
If you decide to buy this new navigation disc you will also benefit from better integrated voice navigation commands. The new software appears to handle this better, compared to the previous 2011 version which is said to have some glitches on it.
Conclusion on the Honda Accord DVD 2012 Update
The Honda Accord is one of the most popular autos in America, and in 2010 was ranked 4th in terms of best sellers – with a massive 300,000 being sold in the United States alone. If you do own one then you should always make sure that you have the most up to date navigation on board because it will make your driving safer – plus using a GPS is known to save on fuel and CO2 emissions because it will always take you via the most economical route should you set it to do so.
Costs start around $150 US Dollars which seems reasonable when compared against the cost of buying a new Garmin or TomTom device with 2012 mapping on it.