Hawaii High School Auto Academy

Earlier this month, eight highschool students were recognized for completing the 11th Hawai’i High School Auto Academy at Honolulu Community College. They were recognized during a special ceremony celebrating the completion.

The Hawai’i High School Auto Academy is targeted towards high school students who are interested in the automotive industry. Throughout the six week program, students interned at our dealership in the morning for five days a week, and then would attend classes in the afternoon. The internship and class time totalled 120 classroom hours, and each student that completed the program received four college credits towards an associates of applied science degree in automotive technology.

Congratulations to all those who have completed the program. We’re so glad to be a part of it! You can read a little bit more about it here.

Apple CarPlay

As people in the 21st century we happen to be a group that not only loves modern cars, but we all are attached to our phones. It’s easy to understand why though. Cars are the mechanisms able to get us from point A to point B, and phones are there so that we can stay in touch with family, friends, and always be available for conference calls along the way. We’re a busy generation, and we know that business doesn’t always stop when you get in your car. Lucky for this hustling and bustling society, Apple has launched their newest car integration system, CarPlay, that allows for safer iPhone usage when behind the wheel of select 2014 models.

With CarPlay, anything you could need, from Maps, to phone calls, text messaging, music, and more, is only a click away. Siri, your personal automated assistant responds to voice commands, and continues to learn based upon how much you speak to her, and what you speak to her about. Through Siri, the scores of your favorite sports teams, or your daughter calling her friends when she borrows your car, can all be done without hands ever leaving the steering wheel or eyes ever drifting from the road. This technology has been designed with a focus on your peace of mind. Take a closer look at this amazing system!