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Honda, GM Expand Cooperation for Next Gen Battery

Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate based on GM’s next generation battery system with the intent for Honda to source the battery modules from GM. The collaboration will support each company’s respective vehicles. The combined scale and global manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers. IT’s another example of how automakers are scrambling to cover the cost of future products as they try to morph to mobility companies. Continue reading

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Toyota Moves on Connected Cars, R&D JVs, Takeovers

The latest developments come as Toyota is once again battling what is now a beleaguered, wounded Volkswagen Group for the world’s biggest car company title. The moves reflect a growing problem at all automobile companies. How do you pay for the cost of moving forward in a world with increasingly stringent safety and emissions regulations, web enabled cars, as well as the entire future of automobility and autonomous vehicles? Continue reading

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India Honda Workers’ Hunger Strike on Week 2

Five fired employees of the Tapukara plant of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) began a hunger strike on 19 September demanding reinstatement of workers and the “withdrawal of false police charges” filed against them. On 26 September, the eighth … Continue reading

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Honda Project Drive-In Aims at Keeping American Icons Open

Honda said that giving people easy ways to get involved would ensure that this drive-ins, a historic part of American cinema and car culture, live on. At www.projectdrivein.com people can vote to determine which five drive-in theaters will receive a new digital projector from Honda. Continue reading

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Acura NSX Prototype at Mid-Ohio Race in August

Acura today released a photo of a prototype NSX sports car, and said that the running two-seater will take to the racetrack just prior to the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio on 4 August. NBC Sports will broadcast the race live. Continue reading

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Honda Returns to Formula One Racing in 2015

Honda Motor will establish a European satellite racing operation in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom in preparation for its return to the Formula One World Championship after a seven-year hiatus in 2015. Continue reading

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Honda Using ASIMO Robot to, well, Explain Itself

This emerging technology now allows ASIMO to make decisions required to behave in concert with the movements of surrounding people and to continue moving without being controlled by an operator. Continue reading

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Honda Verifies Congestion Reduction System During Public Road Tests

Honda Motor Company conducted public-road testing of its new traffic congestion minimization technology in Indonesia and claims it verified its effectiveness in delaying the development of congestion, and improving fuel efficiency by more than 20%. Continue reading

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Honda and JMC Nickel-Metal Hydride Recycling Yields 99% Pure Rare Earth Metals in World’s First Mass Production Process

Honda Motor and the Japan Metals & Chemicals Company last spring began extracting an oxide containing rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries from Honda hybrid vehicles. The operation, the first in the world, is now extracting
rare earth metals with a mass-production process at a JMC recycling plant. Continue reading

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Acura RLX Uses New Steel and Aluminum Bonding for Doors

When the Acura RLX goes on sale in the U.S. next month, its outer door panels will be made of aluminum joined to an inner steel frame. This unusual combination of dissimilar materials results in a reduction of door panel weight by approximately 17% compared to the conventional all-steel door panel. Continue reading

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Wind Turbines Headed for Honda Transmission Plant in Ohio

When the turbines begin operating later this year, the Honda plant will be the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to obtain a significant amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property. Continue reading

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Tiny Honda Urban SUV Concept Makes World Debut at NAIAS

An all-new Honda “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle made its world debut today NAIAS. The concept points to styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the U.S. market in 2014. Continue reading

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Honda Claims Ecological Paint Breakthrough

Honda Motor Company said today that it would put into production a new paint process that uses less energy. Starting next July a new painting technology at its Yorii Plant at Saitama Factory in Japan will eliminate a middle coating process from a commonly used 4-coat/3-bake auto painting process. Continue reading

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Milestones: Honda Builds 1 Millionth U.S. Made Auto for Export

Honda has built a silver 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan that will be shipped to South Korea – the 1 millionth Honda automobile to be exported from the U.S. Continue reading

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Honda Opens Advanced Design Studio in Downtown Los Angeles

Honda R&D Americas today opened an Advanced Design Studio in downtown Los Angeles for the creation of future Honda and Acura “automobile and mobility design concepts.” Continue reading

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