Honda and Acura Owners Can Now Access Home Garage Door Through Their Vehicles with myQ Connected Garage Technology

October 6th, 2023 by
Honda and Acura Owners Can Now Access Home Garage Door Through Their Vehicles with myQ Connected Garage Technology
  • More than six million Honda and Acura vehicles on the road today are compatible.
  • myQ Connected Garage in-vehicle service enables drivers to open, close and monitor their compatible garage doors from anywhere through Honda and Acura vehicle in-dash display screens.
  • New technology compatible with nearly all garage door openers on the market, including many existing openers that are not already Wi-Fi enabled
  • Technology added through app software. No new vehicle hardware required.
  • Available as a 30-day free demo subscription through the HondaLink® and AcuraLink® connected vehicle apps.

Select Honda and Acura vehicles, including more than six million already on the road, now allow their owners to open, close and monitor compatible garage doors through vehicles’ in-dash displays, using Chamberlain Group’s myQ Connected Garage in-vehicle service. Available as a free 30-day demo subscription1 through the HondaLink and AcuraLink connected vehicle apps, myQ Connected Garage is the first vehicle-integrated cloud-based solution for garage control that requires no new vehicle hardware to be installed within the vehicle.

“Through HondaLink and AcuraLink connected services we can add valuable features and functions for our owners, in many cases even in vehicles they’ve been driving for years. We are committed to continuously expanding the range of those connected services and features,” said Raj Manakkal, assistant vice president of the Digital Services Development Division at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “myQ Connected Garage is a great example of a strong cloud-based value-add for our customers, requiring no new vehicle hardware so the owner can opt-in to this feature at any time.”

At the time of this announcement, myQ Connected Garage is available in all 2023 and 2024 Honda and Acura models through their standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ interfaces. Millions of older Honda and Acura models supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also have compatibility with this new software experience.

myQ Connected Garage works with nearly all garage door openers on the market today including the LiftMaster and Chamberlain brands. Smart, Wi-Fi enabled openers can connect right away, while older garage door openers from multiple brands can be easily upgraded to a compatible smart garage with a myQ Smart Garage Control device, which is included in Honda’s free 30-day demo subscription.Honda and Acura owners can check if their vehicle is compatible with myQ on the HondaLink and AcuraLink websites and can check if their home’s garage door opener is compatible on the myQ.com/Honda website.

“Today, whether you use a remote garage controller clipped to your visor, or one that’s built into your vehicle, drivers are limited by the ability to only open and close the garage door within line of sight of the door,” said Jim Trainor, senior vice president and general manager of Automotive for Chamberlain Group. “myQ Connected Garage is enhancing that well-known experience by offering drivers a more convenient way to check, open and close the garage door from anywhere with mobile data service. What’s great about myQ Connected Garage is you’ll never have to turn the car around to check if the garage door was closed.”

Additionally, the HondaLink and AcuraLink myQ Connected Garage will offer geofence, a feature that automatically prompts the driver to open or close the garage door within the vehicle’s in-dash center display when the vehicle travels into or out of a designated radius of the driver’s home.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun, and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021 Automotive Trends Report. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup, and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, and in the future, Civic Hybrid. The Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital Fact Book

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup currently features five distinctive models – the next-gen Integra sport compact, TLX sport sedan, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, and the electrified NSX supercar, along with high-performance Type S variants. Acura’s first all-electric model, the ZDX SUV, will arrive in 2024. All Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Chamberlain Group
Chamberlain Group, a Blackstone company, is a global leader in smart access solutions across residential and commercial properties. Our prominent brands LiftMaster®Chamberlain®Merlin® and Grifco® are found in millions of residential and commercial access applications across the globe. Our innovative products and partnerships, powered by our myQ® smart ecosystem, provide customers with smart access solutions to move safely through garages, homes, communities, businesses and storage facilities. Chamberlain Group pioneered vehicle-to-home connectivity through patented technology aboard hundreds of millions of vehicles. Chamberlain Group includes Controlled Products Systems Group, a leading wholesale distributor of perimeter access control equipment in the U.S., and Systems, LLC, one of North America’s leading dock leveler manufacturers. For more information, visit myQ.com.  Follow myQ on Facebook and Instagram.

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1. After 30-day free trial, prepaid service subscriptions are available for 3- or 5-year terms. More details are available on the Hondalink and Acuralink websites.

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