Bell and Honda Canada announce new connected car partnership
Honda and Acura vehicles feature built-in mobile Wi-Fi hotspots powered by Bell
MONTRÉAL, QC and MARKHAM, ON, March 11, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and Honda Canada today announced that new Honda and Acura vehicles are now equipped with built-in Wi-Fi hotspots that enable drivers and their passengers to stay fully connected online, safely and hands-free, while on the open road.
"Like many consumers, Honda and Acura customers are looking for more convenient ways to stay connected, and our in-car Wi-Fi Hotspot powered by Bell provides the fast and reliable mobile connections they expect," said Dave Jamieson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada. "Our vehicles come fully equipped with the features and accessories you need to safely access the information you need on the go. Whether running errands or on a family road trip with all your gear, our Wi-Fi Hotspot enables drivers to stay fully connected while ensuring passengers can enjoy all their favourite online content."
Ideal for mobile workers, commuters and families, Bell.ca/ConnectedCar will seamlessly support browsing, streaming and sharing on up to 7 compatible devices with the built-in Wi-Fi hotspot powered by Canada's largest 4G LTE wireless network. The hotspot supports real-time email and text access, enables on-the-go video streaming, gaming and web browsing for passengers, and keeps your devices connected up to 50 feet away from the vehicle.
"Bell is proud to partner with Honda and Acura as we serve the growing number of Canadians who want mobile broadband access in their vehicles. Bell Connected Car makes your vehicle a powerful Wi-Fi hotspot, connecting your and your passengers' devices with high-speed access automatically, just like at home," said Nauby Jacob, Senior Vice President, Products and Services at Bell Mobility. "Bell looks forward to continuing to enhance the in-car experience by leveraging the capabilities of our LTE network, Canada's largest with broadband coverage for 99% of the national population."
The partnership between Bell and Honda Canada is an extension of AT&T's long-standing connected car relationship with both Honda and Bell.
Complimentary mobile data trial
Honda and Acura customers can take advantage of a complimentary wireless data trial that expires at the end of 3 months, or after 3 GB of data is used, whichever comes first. After their trial is complete, customers can stay connected by signing up for a Bell data plan. Bell customers can share data from their Bell Share plan with Connected Car for $10 a month, with 1 GB in bonus data per month for 24 months. For more details, please visit Acura.ca/Acuralink and Honda.ca/Hondalink.
About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and more than nine million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda CR-V and Honda Civic are currently built. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada, and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.
About Acura Canada
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include over 50 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca.
Bell Connected Car
Bell Connected Car is the next evolution in moving the smart vehicle experience from infotainment services to autonomous driving, part of Bell's IoT leadership in enabling the connected vehicles, homes and business and smart cities of the future. Bell Connected Car is intended for passenger use only when vehicle is in operation and for safe, hands free connectivity while driving. For more information, please visit Bell.ca/ConnectedCar. Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing advanced broadband wireless, TV, Internet, media and business communication services throughout the country. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.
SOURCE Bell Canada