While the U.S. Market hasn’t exactly embraced the idea of robotic lawn mowers yet, the European market has seen extraordinary growth and demand for such a device. While there are quite a few good robot mowers out there already, Honda wishes to join into the competition with its Honda Miimo.more →
Rush hour traffic isn’t fun for anyone and the frustration is further exacerbated when you have to come to a complete stop for no reason in particular. This is due to what is called the “accordion effect” and Honda has developed technology that could make it a thing of the past.more →
I hope every Super Bowl commercial proves as creative as this. Regardless of whether or not your a fan of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, if you’ve seen it you will likely appreciate this.more →
I’ve seen people who have Mugen’d up their Civics and Integras with a fair bit of success, so it’ll be really interesting to see what Mugen Euro (based out of Northampton) can do with the sporty little hybrid. The CR-Z MUGEN is based on a joint partnership between the tuning folk and Honda UK.more →
A report released by Zpryme Research and Consulting to shed some light on brand loyalty going into the age of electric vehicles shows that, despite a year of recalls and bad press, Toyota fans remain the most loyal customers of any brand.more →
The FAA-conforming HondaJet just successfully completed its maiden voyage over the skies of Greensboro, North Carolina, the site of Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters. The bird was in the air for just under an hour and it seems that everything is peachy keen on the FAA conformity front. This places the plane that much closer to commercial viability by 2012, as planned.more →
Honda will start leasing its EV-neo Electric Scooter on Friday, December 24, 2010 to select businesses in Japan. They are leasing 100 scooters as part of a government-backed program to collect data about the scooters. The EV-neo can go for 34 km before needing to be recharged, which Honda measured at a constant speed of 30 km/h on a level road. The scooter is being marketed for delivery services.more →
Honda announced that vehicle charging stations will be part of a Japanese trail to further Honda’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions through their products.more →
Honda this week kicked off their Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program, with the first public tests of the Fit EV and Accord plug-in hybrids.more →
It looks like Honda is really starting to take this whole electric car thing a little more seriously. Going beyond the hybrid game of the Insight and CR-Z, we find a full electric vehicle on display at the LA Auto Show.more →
Hybrid cars have a certain reputation around them. When some see a Toyota Prius, there is a preconceived notion of who the driver is. A general assumption follows for what’s under the hood; hybrids are largely gutless and not at all appropriate for the performance enthusiasts in the audience (ok, we’re not talking Tesla-class obviously). Honda wants to change that perception, at least for the “average consumer” model.more →
Do you think that the Segway is still too big for getting around town? Don’t want to bother with an electric scooter or wheelchair? Honda is apparently looking ahead to the future with theHonda U3-X personal mobility prototype.
Although it has been shown off in Honda’s native land of Japan, this is the first time that the “personal mobility” device is being demonstrated in the United States. More specifically, they’re showing off the device (which was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show last year) over at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel until April 8. They’ll also be demoing the U3-X in Michigan next week.more →
Toyota has been taking a beating in the media lately, but that still doesn’t change the huge success they’ve seen from their Prius Hybrid. On that same premise, Toyota has decided to expand the hybrid lineup by adding a compact hybrid hatchback, the hybrid version of the Auris 2010 to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show.
In order to keep the competition going, the new model will be priced much lower than the Prius and other models like Honda’s more affordable hybrid.more →
Honda’s latest concept to be shown at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will stand on only three wheels and produce zero emissions when in use. The Honda 3R-C is a concept designed by their Milan division, it’s meant for single commuters who need a quick, peppy, and low-emission means of transportation.
It has a covered clear canopy to protect you from the elements. The drivetrain is very low, similar to the subaru boxter, where stabilization is increased by lowering the vehicles center of gravity.more →
GM and NASA are working together at the Johnson Space Center in Houston under the Space Act Agreement to develop more sophisticated robots and related technologies that will be used in the automotive and aerospace industries.more →