Honda R&D Americas, Inc. President, Frank Paluch, shared Honda’s timeline and vision for that is high-speed, low-carbon and zero-collision through technology, including highly automated vehicle systems, V2V connectivity and advanced collision mitigation.
Honda predicts that by 2020, humans, vehicles and infrastructure become connected for a 50 percent reduction in accidents involving Honda vehicles.
Sometime before 2030 all road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycle riders and cars are connected.
Honda-connected vehicles would be accident-free by 2040.
Cars converge into a network of intelligent, interconnected machines – a “Cooperative Car Society” – using their advanced sensing and relational capabilities to inform and educate the world around them by 2050.
Honda’s vision for a low-carbon future, involves the convergence of renewable energy and powertrain technologies, including fuel cell vehicles, and smart grid technology.
To achieve its goals Honda suggests companies and government have to “work together.”
Fuel-cell Hondas are expected to start production in 2016 go into mass production in 2020.
Recently, Ohio State University and Honda, celebrated the grand opening of the new Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter). The SIMCenter seeks to utilize computer-aided engineering to improve the accuracy of virtual testing for new materials and designs.
The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot went into mass production startup this week in Alabama. The specifications and options of the 2016 Pilot were announced.