Honda announces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” IOT concept
To demonstrate the IOT concept, the automaker introduced an electric automated mini-vehicle, the Honda NeuV.
Honda has developed a new powerful IOT concept that it hopes will revolutionize customer experience.
The Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept was unveiled at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The automaker hopes to connect the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future.
The Honda concept envisions a future where vehicles will communicate with each other and infrastructure to mitigate traffic congestion and eliminate traffic fatalities, while increasing the productivity of road users and delivering new types of in-vehicle entertainment experiences. Vehicles will create new value by autonomously providing services when not in use by their owners.
Honda also announced collaborations with Visa, DreamWorks Animation and innovative start-ups through the Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator open innovation programs based out of Honda Silicon Valley Lab.
The automaker has established a new URL for areas including AI, Big Data and Robotics.
To demonstrate its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem theme, Honda introduced the Honda NeuV, an electric automated mini-vehicle concept equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) “emotion engine” and automated personal assistant. The company also showed off Honda Riding Assist, a concept motorcycle that applies Honda’s robotics technology to maintain balance.
“The autonomous age has dawned, and Honda, like all automakers, is working to refine and advance this technology to achieve our goal for a collision-free society in the 2040 timeframe,” said Frank Paluch, president, Honda R&D Americas. “Using vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and drawing upon big data and artificial intelligence, Honda will work with others to create an environment in which road conditions are predicted and managed, and collisions avoided.”