Honda’s motobike Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) recently launched a new version activated in the Indian market. It currently comes with a smart key and OBD2. This means the scooter is now BS6 Stage 2 compliant when it comes to emissions norms. Honda has also said that they will bring the smart key and OBD2 to their other scooters. If all goes well, the rest of the roster will be updated in June.
This means that the Activa 125, Grazia 125 and Dio could have a new Smart variant that will be equipped with a smart key and H-Smart features. Furthermore, they will also receive BS6 Phase 2 compliant engines. Honda says it will continue to develop advanced engines. Even if a manufacturer doesn’t meet the deadline, they can temporarily take the product off the shelf and re-launch when the product is ready to comply with the new standards.
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H-Smart or Honda Smart technology consists of four functions. There are Smart Find, Smart Unlock, Smart Start and Smart Safe. Here’s what all the features do:-
Smart Find: This is an answering system in which the smart key assists in locating the vehicle easily. When the answer button on the smart key is pressed, all 4 lights will flash twice to locate the throttle.
Smart Unlock: The smart key system is a newer technology feature that locks and unlocks the vehicle without using a physical key. In the event that the system detects no activity for 20 seconds after activation, the scooter is automatically disabled.
Smart start: If the smart key is within 2 meters of the vehicle, the driver can start the car gently by turning the knob on the Lock Mod to the ignition position and pressing the start button without pulling out. key.
Smart Safety: The Activa is equipped with a mapped smart ECU, which acts as a security device by electronically matching (ID) between the ECU and the smart key, thus preventing vehicle theft. The smart key has an encryption key system that prevents an unregistered key from starting the engine. Without a secure connection to the Smart Key, the Immobilizer System will not be activated.
First published date: January 24, 2023, 15:46 pm IST