Honda Creates New Driver Coaching App to Advance Teen Driver Education and Safety Awareness

June 10th, 2023 by
Honda Creates New Driver Coaching App
  • New Honda Driver Coaching App is free to download in the Apple App Store
  • App provides exclusive access to the onboard computer of many Honda and Acura vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay to deliver real-time driving data and analysis
  • Honda is working to advance teen driver safety as nearly one-third of U.S. traffic fatalities involve drivers under the age of 25
  • Honda is the #1 brand for first-time and Gen Z buyers

Honda today announced the creation of the new Honda Driver Coaching smartphone app, designed to help improve the skills of new drivers and promote safe driving practices. Honda Driver Coaching, now free to download from the Apple App Store, combines exclusive access to the vehicle’s onboard computer to deliver detailed, real time driving analysis with a clever game component to ensure the lessons are fun and engaging. Honda is the #1 brand for first-time and Gen Z buyers1.

The perfect complement to formal driver education, the new Honda Driver Coaching app builds on the company’s longstanding “Safety for Everyone” approach, a commitment to advance safety for everyone sharing the road.

“We created the Honda Driver Coaching app to take meaningful action to address a critical issue – that nearly one-third of U.S. traffic fatalities involve drivers under 25 years of age,” said MJ Foxley, Safety Strategy Leader of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “With schools getting out and summer driving season just around the corner, we hope our new Honda Driver Coaching app can positively influence young drivers and the safety of everyone sharing the road.”

The new Honda Driver Coaching app is compatible with many new and prior model year Honda and Acura models equipped with Apple CarPlay, enabling new drivers to improve their driving style by using Honda safety technology as they drive.

Once the app is installed and the driver’s iPhone is connected to the vehicle, the Honda Driver Coaching app analyzes driver inputs including steering, braking, and acceleration in real time, instructing the driver when they need assistance. When the lesson is complete, a calculated driving score allows users to track their progress, along with a summary of their drive with specific driving tips.

An invaluable resource for less experienced drivers, the Honda Driver Coaching app is easy to use with intuitive displays on the vehicle’s center touchscreen. Users can also sharpen their skills by watching the app’s extensive library of driver training videos on their smartphone when not driving.

The new Honda Driver Coaching app is compatible2 with the following Honda and Acura models equipped with Apple CarPlay:

Honda Civic (2019-2020)
Honda Insight (2018-2022)
Honda Accord (2018-2020 and 2023 or newer)
Honda HR-V (2023 or newer)
Honda CR-V (2020 or newer)
Honda Pilot (2023 or newer)
Acura Integra (2023 or newer)

Honda Commitment to Safety
Honda is committed to “Safety for Everyone” and is working to further improve safety for everyone sharing the road. The company’s goal is zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles globally by 2050. Honda operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash-test facilities in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in crashworthiness, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Advanced passive safety features include Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and next-generation driver and passenger front airbag technology, which are designed to provide a high level of collision protection for occupants. Advanced active safety and driver-assistive systems found in Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch™ technologies, now on nearly 7 million vehicles on U.S. roads, are designed to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions while also serving as a technological and perceptual bridge to the more highly automated vehicles of the future.

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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. 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 Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook.

1. Source: Strategic Vision New Vehicle Experience Study, 2022.
2. App compatibility may vary by model and trim. Support for additional model years is planned with future updates.

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