Hitachi and Honda successfully develop a highly advanced prototype of a Portable Breath-based Alcohol Detection Device for Vehicle Smart Keys

Hitachi, Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd’s subsidiary Honda R&D Co., Ltd. announced they have successfully developed a prototype of a portable alcohol detector that is tamper-resistant as it can distinguish human breath from alternative gases and that can be integrated into smart key. This device is capable of distinctively detecting the saturated water vapour from human breath and accurately measuring alcohol level within 3 seconds once a driver exhales breath onto the device. Hitachi and Honda... Read more

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One last push – Honda’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt for fuel efficiency heads towards the finish line Honda’s quest to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for fuel efficiency is heading towards the finish line, as the team continues towards Aalst, Belgium, where it hopes to complete the title attempt this Thursday, 25th June. Upon arrival in Aalst the team will have driven almost 14,000km across all 24 contiguous EU countries in 25 days, aiming to further demonstrate... Read more

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Honda Updates Honda Hearts Safety Documentary Site Honda has updated its "Honda Hearts" safety documentary site with "Maximum Safety for Even the Smallest of Vehicles" and "Allin One: Packaging Motorcycles and Riding Safety Together." Click here to view the Honda Hearts site: http://world.honda.com/safety/hearts/?r=m   Read more

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Honda Updates SH-AWD Technology Picture Book Honda has updated its Sport Hybrid SH-AWD AutomobileTechnology Picture Book with "How It Works," a visual guide providingan insight into how Honda's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive works. Click on the link below to go to the SH-AWD Automobile Technology Picture Book: http://world.honda.com/automobile-technology/SH-AWD2/topic5/?r=m Read more

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This crazy Honda is everything we love about IndyCar racing (WIRED online) Last month, Ferrari released a Formula One concept car covered in crazy aerodynamic adornments. More than a PR-inspired project designed to generate some buzz for the upcoming season, it appeared to be a thinly disguised critique of the sport’s mega-strict regulations. Those rules, set by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, cap aerodynamic downforce (which keeps cars planted on the asphalt at high speeds)... Read more

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Superior Aerodynamics for All-New Honda Civic Type R 2.0 litre direct injection VTEC TURBO engine and aerodynamic performance deliver class-best top speed of 270km/h (167mph)* Unique vents, grilles, spoilers and skirts contribute to enhanced downforce and minimized drag All-new Honda Civic Type R in Championship White will make global debut at 2015 Geneva Motor Show February 11, 2015 - The all-new Honda Civic Type R – which will make its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor... Read more

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Honda to Introduce World's First Predictive Safety Cruise Control System Honda is to introduce the world’s first predictive cruise control system known as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), capable of foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles ‘cutting-in’ to the equipped vehicle’s lane. Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) uses a camera and radar to sense the position... Read more

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Honda Powers Pioneering 'Communicating Cars' Tour Showcasing a Future of Intelligent Traffic Systems Five Honda cars have recently returned from a pioneering tour to demonstrate and increase awareness of the benefits of Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) in improving road safety and reducing congestion across Europe. The ‘Communicating Cars’ tour is the latest step towards creating an ‘ITS corridor’ between The Netherlands, Germany and Austria, following an agreement between the three countries... Read more

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Honda Introduces "Honda SENSING" Advanced Driver-Assistive System Honda Motor Co., Ltd. recently announced a new driver-assistive system, Honda SENSING, which will first be equipped to the all-new Legend that plans to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year, and then successively to more models in the future. Honda SENSING was developed as another step toward the realization of a collision-free society, where not only automobile occupants and motorcycle riders but also everyone who shares... Read more

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Honda Reveals Three New Earth Dreams Technology Engines at Paris Motor Show   New more-powerful 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine generating 160 PS and 350 Nm for new look CR-V Reduced emissions and improved fuel economy with brand new nine-speed automatic transmission for CR-V All-new 1.5 i-VTEC petrol engine for Honda’s new compact SUV, the HR-V New Jazz will see introduction of all-new 1.3 i-VTEC petrol engine Honda showcased a comprehensive update of its models and engine... Read more