These days a ride in a new vehicle can feel like a ride in a spaceship. Not that we’ve ever been in a spaceship, but you get the point. With so much gadgetry, dropdown screens, dial knobs, automatic this, automated that, sitting behind the wheel of a minivan can feel like sitting in Mission Control. So, we ask: Is this a bad thing? We don’t think so. Especially when the minivan you’re sitting in is a Honda Odyssey and all that gadgetry is focused on safety.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey has received a bunch of upgrades and improvements to enhance overall drive quality, passenger experience, and safety. One such upgrade is Honda’s all-new CabinWatch feature. Standard on all 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring and Elite trims, CabinWatch makes keeping an eye on passengers easy and safe to do. This means you can keep an eye on the kids without turning around to ask (scream), “What’s going on back there?!” CabinWatch is an all-new feature and the Odyssey is the first Honda vehicle to welcome it aboard.
How’s it work? It’s easy! All you have to do is touch the CabinWatch icon on the Odyssey’s 8-inch display touchscreen and a camera mounted in the ceiling will transmit a clear visual of the second and third passenger rows. The touchscreen even allows you the option to zoom in to get a better view, so you can see who really started it. To zoom or pan simply pinch or double tap the touchscreen just as you would on a smartphone. CabinWatch even works at night. Its infared LEDs offer a clear picture for nighttime travel, eliminating the need to turn on an overhead cabin light and run the risk of waking a sleeping passenger (Oh, the horror!).
This innovative new Honda feature was recently awarded Popular Science’s Best of What’s New award, joining the Odyssey’s growing list of accolades, including: the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Come check out the new 2018 Honda Odyssey and experience the power of CabinWatch. Visit South Bay Honda in Milpitas, we’re easy to access from just about anywhere in the Bay Area and have the latest Honda models in stock. Come for a test drive and drive home happy!