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    Honda to show autonomous, robotics and energy management solutions


    Image: Honda Honda is planning an extensive exhibit for next month’s CES, Las Vegas, to highlight its work in autonomous vehicles, robotics and connectivity and to attract future collaborators. Its Silicon Valley-based Honda Innovations division is to announce new tie-ups with start-ups and other partners. The ...

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    Ford, Honda and Volkswagen get smarter at crossroads


    Image: Ford Ford, Honda and Volkswagen have demonstrated or announced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) trials this week. These are all intended to explore technologies to ease traffic congestion, smooth out traffic flow and increase safety and efficiency; and while they currently involve alerts (and later, interventions) to human ...

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: Has California's high-tech scene reached its peak?


    Rising costs, concerns over cyber security, and emerging innovation hubs may eventually limit how much automotive companies grow and invest in northern California.

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: From San Francisco to Detroit - and back


    As the relationship between Detroit and Silicon Valley matures, automotive manufacturers are increasingly connecting IT projects out west to their global operations.

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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: A new role for tech and IT offices


    Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R D centers.

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    Honda, Hitachi to jointly develop electric motors


    At this year's CES, Honda unveiled a small electric mini vehicle concept (Photo: Honda) Honda Motor and Hitachi Automotive Systems plan to jointly develop electric motors in a joint venture they plan to establish by July of this year. AÂ name for the venture hasn't yet been decided. Hitachi ...

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    Honda in talks with Google's Waymo


    Honda unveiled an autonomous development vehicle in May (Photo: Honda) (Bloomberg) --Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it is talking to Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., to try to strike a deal that would put its self-driving technology into some of the Japanese automaker’s cars. ...

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    At CES, Google, automakers forge broad Android alliance


    Google has joined forces with several global automakers to extend its Android mobile ecosystem to the car. The search group has teamed up with Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and chipmaker Nvidia to form the "Open Automotive Alliance," (OAA) a global partnership designed to bring the Android platform into the ...

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    Honda to start trial of micro-sized EV


    A drawing of the microcar EV that Honda will start testing (Photo: Honda) Honda will start trials of a new micro-sized electric vehicle this autumn to see what kind of role such a vehicle can play in tomorrow's urban transportation environment. The trials of Honda's "Micro Commuter Prototype Beta" ...

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    Honda, Acura to show concepts in Shanghai


    Acura will show a global concept in Shanghai (Photo: Honda) Honda will show a car concept at the Shanghai auto show that will indicate the direction of a new model it will be launching in the important Chinese market at a later date. The Japanese car group said its ...

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    At Honda, tests of new "Micro Commuter" to begin in 2013


    Honda's Micro Commuter (Photo: Honda) Honda next year will start testing a new "Micro Commuter" prototype, an electric vehicle for the Japanese market that could transport one driver  and two children. The Japanese carmaker, which first unveiled the concept at the Tokyo Motor show in 2011, said  ...

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    Carmakers target 2014-2017 for fuel cell vehicles in Nordic countries


    Honda's FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicle has been road-tested since 2002 (Photo: Honda) Four Asian carmakers plan to start selling fuel-cell electric vehicles in the Nordic countries in the 2014-2017 period. The four - Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai - signed a memorandum of understanding with several organizations to lay ...

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    Car companies attempt to revive interest in fuel cells


    Honda's FCX Clarity FCEV has been on European roads since 2009 (Photo: Honda) Four automakers on Thursday attempted to revive public interest in fuel-cell technology with the start of a one-month long European road show. With attention focused primarily on a slew of new battery-powered vehicles entering global markets, ...

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    Honda offers new connectivity system in US


    Honda will debut a new in-vehicle connectivity system in North America 0n the 2013 Honda Accord later this year. The Japanese carmaker said HondaLink will offer the first integration by a car company of Harman's Aha application. HondaLink will provide a personalized connection to cloud-based news, information and media feeds, ...

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    Honda develops system to prevent traffic jams


    Honda believes IT-driven changes in driving behavior can help reduce road congestion Honda has developed a system to change driving patterns to help avoid traffic jams. The Japanese carmaker, in cooperation with researchers at the University of Tokyo, is working on technology that monitors a driver's driving pattern and analyzes ...

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    In pilot project, IBM connects Honda cars to US power grid


    IBM says communication between EVs and the grid provides a "ground-breaking" boost to the eletric vehicle industry (Graphic: IBM) IBM, aiming to show how electric vehicles can interact with the power grid, has teamed up with Japanese carmaker Honda and US utility Pacific Gas and Electric in a pilot project ...

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    Honda's electric Fit to charge faster with Toshiba battery module


    Honda’s electric Fit was unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show this week (Photo: Honda) The new electric version of the Honda Fit, which will be for sale from the summer of 2012,will be powered by Toshiba battery modules that the company says will charge quicker and provide less heat ...

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    Honda opens 1st open-access hydrogen refueling station in UK


    R&D executive Thomas Brachmann fills up a Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell car (Photo: Honda) Honda has opened the UK's first open-access hydrogen refueling station at its manufacturing facility in Swindon. The station is built and operated by BOC, a unit of German industrial gas group Linde. The filing station ...

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    Honda Europe launches new navigation system


    Honda’s navigation system has an anti-glare case to reduce windscreen reflections Honda Europe has launched a compact navigation system that can provide an alternative to more expensive embedded products. The new "Compact Navigation 2.0" has a range of functions, including turn-by-turn directions, advanced routing options, and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology ...

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    Honda starts testing next-generation mobility


    Honda’s electric test vehicles refuel at a solar-powered charging station With global competition in electric vehicles set to heat up, Honda is starting tests of its next-generation mobility products. The Japanese auto and motorcycle maker said its Electric Vehicle Testing Program, to be conducted in Saitama Prefecture, will include electric ...