2016-05-27

Honda Provides Clarity Fuel Cell and Autonomous Development Vehicle for the G7 Summit

Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle and Automated Drive, an autonomous development vehicle based on the Honda Accord Hybrid, have made an appearance at this week’s Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2016 Japan in Ise-Shima

Honda has been providing support to the Japanese Government’s plans to showcase the attractiveness unique to Japan at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, including high-tech products and innovations that will convey such attractiveness of Japan to the world.

At the Japan PR Exhibition, an exhibition space set up by the Japanese Government within the International Media Centre of the Summit, Honda has been exhibiting multiple products including the UNI-CUB β*1 personal mobility device, the MC-β micro-sized electric vehicle and the Honda Walking Assist Device*2, an assistive device for use in the training of walking, as well as introducing the “smart community” *3 Honda envisions for the future.

Moreover, Honda also provided exhibits of its cutting-edge technologies and opportunities to test drive and experience advanced vehicles at the series of Ministers’ Meetings held at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

*1. Honda’s new personal mobility device that features Honda’s original balance control technology and an omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System: Multiple small diameter wheels are aligned and connected to form a single large-diameter wheel, which enables the device to move forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally)

*2. Honda Walking Assist Device is an assistive device designed for the purpose of supporting the training of walking. It is not a medical device designed to determine, treat or prevent medical conditions of the user.

*3. It is being introduced in the form of a diorama designed based on the image of a hydrogen society envisioned by Honda.

*4. V2H stands for “Vehicle-to-Home”