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Honda’s ‘Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem’ a glimpse into the future

It’s been said of late that the evolution of personal transportation is progressing at a faster rate than at any other time in automotive history. Exciting or scary?
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For those of us that prefer hands-on driving, perhaps a bit of both. Regardless, the car is evolving at a mind boggling rate as person to vehicle connectivity, near intuitive touch screen, vocal command control, and autonomous-like drive technology enables active safety and accident avoidance systems; as a rapidly expanding multiple O.S. cell phone and entertainment device interface invades our world of personal transportation. We visit Honda’s Davis Smart House.

3-D printed cars blend intuitive control command with high speed entertainment modules

The things that dreams are made of, perhaps. As Honda Motor Company and others search for tangible, cost effective development in an automotive design community driven by Silicon Valley-like think tanks and cooperative open-door auto-concept labs; venues like the “2017 Consumer Electronics Show” provide a showcase for not only the mega manufacturers, but innovative electronic entrepreneurs as well. Pretty cool stuff! Take a look at the Acura’s future.

In Honda News

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda today announced that "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" will be the theme for its participation at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Honda will kick off its CES presence with an 11:00 am PST press conference on January 5, 2017 (LVCC, North Hall – 7312). CES runs from January 5-8, 2017.

Honda will feature interactive and immersive experiences designed to showcase a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience. From reducing traffic congestion to creating new modes of in-car connectivity, visitors will have an opportunity to explore and demo technologies with the potential to make people's lives better. The exhibit will include the NeuV, a concept automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) called "emotion engine"*1 that creates new possibilities for human interaction and new value for customers.

Continuing its pursuit of open innovation and collaboration, Honda also will announce initiatives with startup companies and global brands that will create a more productive and enjoyable mobility experience.

The January 5, 2017 Honda press conference at CES will feature a keynote address from Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, President & CEO of Honda R&D Co., Ltd, who will unveil a concept motorcycle demonstrating an application of the company's robotics technology.

*Honda News 2016


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